RoseAnn Fino grew up in a small farmhouse in the Hudson Valley that always had Dylan or Springsteen blaring. Her parents, avid music fans, began taking her to nightclubs and concert halls as soon as she could walk. When she turned five her father put a guitar in her hands. A kiss on the head from Patti Smith when she was eight, a pick from Bob Dylan's steel guitar player when she was ten, these moments shaped her and gave her a drive to become a performer herself.
Fino moved to New York City when she was just seventeen. There she began writing her own tunes about booze-fueled nights and dysfunctional love. She studied writing and music performance at Hunter College. A plucky, awkwardly dressed country girl, she began shakily playing her songs at open mics. Soon she began to find her voice: a mix of city punk with country/americana roots. Though, it wasn't until she went into the studio with producer Aaron L. Hurwitz (Professor Louie-The Band) to record her debut album in 2013 that it all started to come together. Featured on the recording is the legendary group Professor Louie & The Crowmatix with guitarist John Platania (Van Morrison). With the album, which was released on Woodstock Records, she was able to solidify her expressive singing and distinctive style.
In 2015, she went back into the studio, this time Atomic Sound Studios in Brooklyn, with a bunch of her friends and recorded her EP "Out From Under" in one day. Deciding to take a different approach, this time she co-produced the album with her musical companion and beloved bandmate Ryan Shapiro. This EP was released in September 2015 with a follow up EP "Airing of Grievances" released in the spring of 2016 using the same formula.
While writing her third EP in the series, she began doing standup comedy at open mics around the city. This sparked a desire for another form of entertainment. She has now performed at Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, and others around NYC. she has been on sirius xm and was a "new talent" in 2018 at gilda's laugh fest in Grand Rapids, MI.
She now splits her time between music and comedy. in 2018, she returned to the hudson valley to record her latest ep at building records with former childhood bandmate, lee falco. she released that ep in spring of that year, followed by her first comedy tour of Ireland.
Fino now lives in Southern California with her rescue pets and bandmate.