What’s the secret to forming a band that has been around for nearly a decade, put out four
releases, and shared stages with renowned musical acts including Lyle Lovett, Jason Isbell, and
Rusted Root all by the age you can legally vote? One answer: start young. Hannah Wickland
(guitar/vocals), Ian Jones (drums), and Andrew Ottimo (bass/vocals) began following their
passion for music at ages when most kids still take afternoon naps. While The Steppin Stones began as a cover band, the trio has spent the past three years
exploring their own distinct sound, writing their own music, and touring as much as possible.
The sound they’ve accomplished is nostalgic rock, informed by all those years playing classic
songs. Hannah’s singing voice and guitar playing has earned her comparisons to blues/soul
musician Susan Tedeschi, which speaks to the strength of the band’s performance style.