Maine, USA

Schooner Fare is a local Maine folk band, consisting of the late Tom Rowe (vocals, bass guitar, tin whistle), Steve Romanoff (vocals, six and twelve-string guitar, five-string banjo), and Chuck Romanoff (vocals, twelve-string guitar, tenor banjo). Schooner Fare plays primarily original maritime, socially-conscious, and traditional folk music. They play throughout Maine and North America, and their songs are played by radio stations and satellite radio worldwide. Schooner Fare was formed in 1975. Tom Rowe, Steve Romanoff, and Chuck Romanoff were sitting around in Tom's camper singing an old folk song (Fiddler's Green), and enjoyed it to such an extent they began contemplating doing this for a living. Six months later, they had a Sunday booking in Portland for $150 USD. They then got a steady job at a place in Portland called The Holy Mackerel.