Steep Canyon Rangers

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Steep Canyon Rangers


With OUT IN THE OPEN, Steep Canyon Rangers affirm their place as one of the most versatile bands in contemporary American music. The GRAMMY® Award-winning sextet has spent nearly two decades bending and shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country, and folk rock to create something original. OUT IN THE OPEN is the Rangers bravest excursion thus far, transcending bluegrass while also getting closest to the genre’s true form thanks to 3x GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Joe Henry’s traditional approach toward recording.

Since Steep Canyon Rangers came together in 2000, they have developed a remarkable catalogue of original music that links them to the past while also demonstrating their ambitious intent to bring string-based music into contemporary relevance.

In July 2017, Steep Canyon Rangers arrived at Fidelitorium Recordings, an intimate studio facility built, owned, and operated by legendary producer Mitch Easter. The band soon discovered that their producer – along with engineer/mixer Jason Richmond – intended to record all six members singing and playing in a room with no overdubs. The organic process allowed SCR to work fast, tracking a dozen songs in just three-and-a-half days. Steep Canyon Rangers are easily among the hardest working bands in any genre, pulling double duty on their own and as collaborators with Steve Martin. 

OUT IN THE OPEN is an undeniable milestone on the Rangers ongoing creative journey. As they approach their second decade, Steep Canyon Rangers are still moving forward, searching for new horizons and musical vistas.


New Frontier Artists Highlight MerleFest from Start to Finish
Video Premiere: Steep Canyon Rangers Perform At 2018 Blue Ox Music Festival
Steep Canyon Rangers to Perform on The Tonight Show
Steep Canyon Rangers “Out In The Open” Out Today!
First Listen: Steep Canyon Rangers, ‘Out In The Open’
The Steep Canyon Rangers Wish You the “Strangest Christmas Yet”
Steep Canyon Rangers Debut New Single “Going Midwest”
Steep Canyon Rangers to be Inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame
Stephen Colbert Joins Steep Canyon Rangers and Steve Martin on “Late Show”
Steep Canyon Rangers Perform A Tiny Desk Concert


Date City Venue
Jun 20 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Jun 20 Albuquerque, NM BioPark Zoo Music
Jun 22 - Jun 23 Telluride, CO Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Jul 12 Loveland, CO Budweiser Events Center
Jul 13 Colorado Springs, CO Pikes Peak Center
Jul 14 East Vail, CO Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Jul 16 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
Jul 18 Oak Hill, NY Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
Jul 19 Wolfeboro, NH Great Waters Music Festival
Jul 21 Rohnert Park, CA Green Music Center
Jul 27 Altoona, PA Altoona First Frontier Festival
Aug 03 Lexington, VA Lime Kiln Theater
Aug 31 Buena Vista, CO Seven Peaks Festival
Sep 01 Front Royal, VA Appaloosa Music Festival
Sep 05 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sep 20 North Adams, MA FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival
Sep 21 Bristol, TN Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

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