Rosie Porter hails from Greenfield, Massachusetts. Often reminiscent of Patsy Cline and Kitty Wells, her music is inspired by her affection for classic country, the Bakersfield sound, and old-fashioned honkytonk.
After years of playing as a duo with guitarist Tom LeBeau, Rosie and Tom formed their band Rosie Porter & the Neon Moons in August 2018.
The five-piece country ensemble features Doug Beaumier on pedal steel guitar, Greg Hall on bass and vocals, and Mike Benoit on drums. Rosie Porter & the Neon Moons released their debut record, produced by LeBeau, “Just Like Old Times” in September 2019.
“Beaumier’s stellar pedal steel work weaves through these songs, providing just the right amount of twang, while LeBeau’s guitar is the driving force on “Dustpan Rag,” a song that would sound right at home blaring out of a honky-tonk. Porter’s vocals are heartfelt and her strong voice pays homage to influences of the past while, at the same time, creating music that is incredibly fresh.” – the Greenfield Recorder