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Richie and Rosie
And Potter Violins Open House
Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:30 pm.
The John Kendall Hall at Potter Violins, 7711 Eastern Ave, Takoma Park, MD, 20912 (Directions)
Tickets : $15 adv, $20 door
Students (with ID) : $12 adv, $17 door
$2 per ticket box office fee added to all purchases. All tickets are general admission.

RIchie and Rosie. RIchie and Rosie.
l-r: Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton.
photo by Jason Koski
(Click for larger image)

Tonight we have a special evening with Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton, a dynamic duo performing music rooted in the Americana tradition. In addition to Richie and Rosie, it's a brand new IMT venue : the John Kendall Recital Hall at Potter Violins! Potters has just moved from their Bethesda location to take over the Blair Mansion Inn in Takoma Park, complete with a special performance space named after Suzuki pioneer John Kendall. To introduce our new partnership, Potters Violins will be conducting an open house in conjunction with this concert.

About Richie and Rosie: Over the past four years they have collaborated in various projects and formed the duo after hours of jamming in Stearns' kitchen, experimenting with traditional and original songs. Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton take the fiddle, banjo combination to new levels as they continue to expand the boundaries of this tradition.  Richie Stearns is a legendary banjo player and singer, and has led bands including The Horse Flies,and Donna the Buffalo. He has also played with countless others, and tours with Natalie Merchant. He is steeped in the traditions of American old-time music, Appalachian folk, blues, African, rock, and country music.  Rosie Newton is a talented fiddler and singer. She has toured with The Duhks, Louisiana legend Preston Frank, Red Dog RunThe Evil City Stringband, Home Remedy,  The Pearly Snaps and occasionally celtic all-star band Ferintosh. She has also made a career in teaching at various music camps across the country. 

Visit Richie and Rosie's website at

Fiddle-playing, banjo strumming duo Richie and Rosie plays a new song for Above the Galaxy in Downtown Binghamton, NY. They're joined by Bess Greenberg.