in 2010, united by their interest in old-time music, country and blues. In 2013, Mariah Sewall (guitar, vocals) joined the group and helped fine tune the group’s vocal harmonies – the hallmark of their sound. And recently a professional jazz musician, Asher Barreras, joined the Steamboat Gypsy band. He is a multi-instrumentalist, teaching as a jazz camp this summer and performing with the group as time allows.
Their rustic sound includes elements of bluegrass, country, blues and old time music and is inspired by present and past musical greats including John Hartford, Gillian Welch, Little Feat, Jimmy Cliff and many others. Based in the midcoast, Steamboat Gypsy is highly supportive of Maine’s local food scene and can regularly be found shaking their bells at farmer’s markets and other events around the state of Maine.