Bliss Fest has long been a wish list festival for The Gasoline Gypsies. The invite finally came, with a little help from High Five Spirits, makers of Gypsy Vodka. High Five has been a long time sponsor of many Gasoline Gypsies events. They are also a Bliss Fest sponsor.
The buzz began with a Friday afternoon, second stage set. Early in the festival the set was at 5:30. By the third song, the huge tent was filled to capacity with enthusiastic music mavens.
The word traveled. Saturday’s midnight set on stage three was equally as packed, before the show started. The crowd was on fire. By the end of the set, the enthusiastic listeners demanded and were granted by an encore song, by the stage manager; unusual for the well organized, tightly scheduled Bliss Fest.
The band was set for a 3:30 Sunday acoustic jam at the Song Tree Stage. A small keyboard amp, and a shared ambient mic, were all the electronics and amplification involved. The intimate area, designed to comfortably accommodate fifty people was overflowing with hundreds, prompting emcee, JD Lamb to include in his introduction, “I’ve never seen this stage so crowded.”
After the final song, front man Caleb Malooley gushed from stage, “This might be the most fun weekend I’ve ever experienced playing music. The Bliss organization has been so good to us. And these crowds are the most appreciative and real music lovers we’ve ever met. Happy Bliss!”

The Gasoline Gypsies recent one off trip to play Togetherness Festival in Upstate New York provided an unplanned chance to produce much needed press photos. The location is likely recognizable to fans of Amazon’s Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
The band traveled from the Spencer NY festival to Deposit, New York the morning after they shared the stage with former touring mates, The Native Howl. They stayed in Deposit at a home on the former grounds of the now closed Scott’s Family Resort, on Oquaga
Lake. Jon and Jai Meyerhoff hosted the band and crew, as part of Jon’s new app called MOME, designed to facilitate traveling bands by connecting them with host families. The resort had been in Kai’s family since 1869, until it closed in 2015, when it became the scenic backdrop for several episodes of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Beginning season 2, episode 4, fans might recognize many of the latest Gasoline Gypsies press photos backdrops as the “Steiner Resort,” as it is fictitiously called in the Amazon Prime series.
Ashlind May, the band’s media and photography consultant was on the trip, and pounced on the opportunity to create the new set of press photos.
“The place just has a vibe that looked like the band to me,” reported May. “I walked the grounds the minute we arrived. The place is amazing. We’d been scouting places the whole trip, getting shots, but this place was special.”