ALTON — Listeners will be hard-pressed to pigeonhole Typsy Gypsy when the band performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway.
The group plays many genres, including alternative, classic rock, folk, country and R&B.
Typsy Gypsy has been performing since 2010. Their music includes classics from Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens to throwback favorites from Guns ‘n Roses and The Cranberries, to modern vocal powerhouses like Adele and Amy Winehouse.
What began as a duo Sara McGibany jokingly calls “the set break Sarahs” has morphed into what it is today — a six-piece band whose music spans decades and genres.
“Sarah’s husband, Kris, and my husband, Matt, have always played in a band together,” McGibany said. “Sarah and I would jump up on stage between sets and play so we started calling ourselves the ‘set break Sarahs.’”
Over the years, more members were added after a connection was made at an area open mic with Valerie Baumann, who plays bass. Baumann had previously made music with lead vocalist Cara McGuire. Jennifer Hayden, who plays fiddle, mandolin and keyboard, had previously performed with Bruce McLaughlin on drums. McGibany and Shewmake both play electric and acoustic guitars.
“Five of us have been together since the start and with the addition of our drummer, Bruce, in early 2015, our sound has really come together,” McGibany said. “We have performed at Jacoby a number of times and always enjoy the attentive crowd and beautiful surroundings in the gallery.”
Visit Typsy Gypsy’s Facebook page to stay updated on their performances.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door, or visit jacobyartscenter.org/. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors open 30 minutes in advance. Cash bar available.
Attendees are also invited to view the Mississippi River Photo Shootout juried exhibit, which closes Sunday, June 19.
Several artists are scheduled to perform in July, including The Gospel Symphonic Choir and a Whitney Houston tribute by Saman Swanson. More information on these and other upcoming performances and films are posted on Jacoby’s website and will be released to the public later.