Steep Canyon Rangers

Steep Canyon Rangers

biography

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.

news

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
Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers Recruit SNL Vets for “Caroline” Video
Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers Preview Upcoming Album With Single “Caroline”

TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
Jun 23 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Jun 29 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Jun 30 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
Jul 06 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
Jul 07 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
Jul 08 Troutdale, OR Edgefield
Jul 14 Galax, VA The Blue Ridge Music Center
Jul 15 Mount Solon, VA Red Wing Roots Music Festival
Jul 19 North Plains, OR Northwest String Summit
Jul 20 Costa Mesa, CA OC Fair & Event Center
Jul 21 Oak Hill, NY Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
Jul 28 White Sulphur Spings, MT Red Ants Pants Music Festival
Jul 29 Lyons, CO Rockygrass
Aug 01 - Aug 02 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver
Aug 03 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Aug 04 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Aug 06 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug 10 Welch, MN Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Aug 11 Interlochen, MI Kresge Auditorium – Interlochen Center For The Arts
Aug 12 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival at Ravinia Park
Aug 24 Rancho Mirage, CA Agua Caliente Casino
Aug 25 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort and Casino
Aug 30 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center
Aug 31 Canadaigua, NY Constellation Brands- Marvin
Sep 01 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sep 02 Lenox, MA Tanglewood
Sep 14 Iowa City, IA The University of Iowa – Hancher Auditorium
Sep 15 North Adams, MA FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival
Oct 11 Irmo, SC Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
Oct 13 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Oct 14 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
Oct 26 Wilmington, NC Greenfield Amphitheatre
Nov 09 Chapel Hill, NC University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Nov 10 Charlotte, NC Knight Theater
Nov 15 Ridgefield, CT The Ridgefield Playhouse
Feb 09 Irvine, CA Irvine Barclay Theater

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