Smart bets: The Steppin Stones

“We can’t wait to share our new music with you!” reads the Facebook page for Hilton Head Island-based rock trio The Steppin Stones. Front woman Hannah Wicklund, bassist Andrew Ottimo and drummer Ryan Tye trekked north mid-winter to record their third full-length album at Echo Mountain Studios. Although they can’t celebrate the record’s impending completion the Beer City USA way — the musicians range from 17 to 20 years old — the band will hold a wrap-up concert to “avidly grow” its Asheville fan base. The Steppin Stones, now closing in on their ninth year as a band, hold a free, ironically 21-and-up show at One Stop on Friday, Jan. 23, at 10 p.m. ashevillemusichall.com. Photo courtesy of the band

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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