Newman's writing credentials as an Emmy-winning TV sitcom writer bring her work ethic and creative drive to her rediscovered focus on songwriting. From Los Angeles plastic surgery to making waffles in Nashville to that dreaded carpool, she writes about life topics with which many of us can relate. Her self-described "New Folk" music reaches across generations and genders.
Her album A Place in the Sun from 2007 will tide you over, while she currently works on three albums, including one for children. She is driven to write and enjoys performing, but she is not so attached to her songs that she cannot let them go; in order to expand the range of her writing and composing, Newman challenges herself to have collaborators on future projects. Her voice reminds us of Joni Mitchell, while she credits Merle Haggard for her literal lyrics. She aspires to universal, multi-dimensional meaning like Jackson Browne or Neil Young, but revels in who she really is, as only an experienced woman can.