Gutter Swan is a San Francisco based Americana duo, featuring the emotive vocals of Loryn Barbeau and the complex yet disarming guitar of Steve Egelman.

Having spent years training as a classical singer, Loryn realized the repertoire no longer brought her joy. A stint in a short-lived local band, led her to Steve Egelman, a singer-songwriter in his own right, and founding member of the whiskey-soaked blues ensemble, Mad Mama and the Bona Fide Few.

  1. Dancing with the Women at the Bar Gutter Swan 3:40
  2. Wayside / Back in Time Gutter Swan 2:48
  3. C'mon Billy Gutter Swan 2:23
  4. Simple Man Gutter Swan 5:42
  5. Oxycontin Blues Gutter Swan 2:44
  6. Oscar Hummel Gutter Swan 2:08
  7. Beekeeper Gutter Swan 4:11
  8. Vocal Gutter Swan 6:46
  9. Wolf Like Me Gutter Swan 3:48
  10. Way over Yonder / St. Teresa Gutter Swan 6:09
  11. Desire Gutter Swan 3:56

Soon the duo was playing regularly in San Francisco-Bay Area clubs, such as The Hotel Utah Saloon, Hopmonk Taven, The Lost Church, The Fillmore Poster Room, Amnesia, PianoFight, The Chapel bar, Neck of the Woods, Fenix Supper Club, and 19 Broadway to name a few.

Gutter Swan just released their debut album, where the dark and the light mingle.

A collection of 12 songs, recorded at legendary Hyde Street Studios, Gutter Swan selected material, Steve describes as “That intersection of joy and sadness, hope and despair, possibilities and finalities”.

“Life is built on so many different experiences continuously running together”, Loryn says, “It’s standing in that spot where the tunnel ends or begins, and the light is soft and hazy. Where dark and light magnify each other and both can be scary and beautiful.