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.


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
Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers Recruit SNL Vets for “Caroline” Video


Date City Venue
Oct 26 Wilmington, NC Greenfield Amphitheatre
Oct 27 Augusta, GA Bell Auditorium
Oct 28 Naples, FL Artis-Naples
Nov 02 Akron, OH Ej Thomas Performing Arts Hall
Nov 03 Windsor, ON Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
Nov 04 East Lansing, MI Wharton Center For The Performing Arts
Nov 09 Chapel Hill, NC University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Nov 10 Charlotte, NC Knight Theater
Nov 15 Ridgefield, CT The Ridgefield Playhouse
Nov 16 Newark, NJ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Nov 17 Washington, D.C. The Anthem
Nov 18 Brookville, NY Tilles Center For The Performing Arts
Jan 26 Hampton, VA The American Theatre
Feb 09 Irvine, CA Irvine Barclay Theater
Feb 22 - Feb 23 Bellevue, WA Wintergrass Music Festival
May 03 Athens, GA Hodgson Concert Hall – UGA PAC

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