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
Aug 23 Paducah, KY The Clemens Fine Arts Center
Aug 24 Mountain View, AR Ozark Folk Center
Aug 31 Buena Vista, CO Seven Peaks Festival
Sep 01 Front Royal, VA Appaloosa Music Festival
Sep 05 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sep 07 Brevard, NC Mountain Song Festival
Sep 08 Brevard, NC Mountain Song Festival
Sep 12 Springfield, MA Symphony Hall
Sep 13 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sep 14 Bangor, ME Cross Insurance Center
Sep 20 North Adams, MA FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival
Sep 21 Bristol, TN Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Sep 22 Kilmarnock, VA Lancaster Middle School
Sep 27 Ontario, CA Huck Finn Jubilee
Sep 28 Prescott, AZ Yavapai College
Oct 18 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Oct 19 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Event Center
Oct 23 Kutztown, PA Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Oct 24 Newark, OH The Midland Theatre
Oct 26 Indianapolis, IN Clowes Memorial Hall
Nov 01 Frederick, MD Weinberg Center for the Arts
Nov 02 Lynchburg, VA Academy Center For The Arts Warehouse Series
Nov 08 - Nov 09 Perth Riverside Theatre
Nov 11 Hindmarsh, Australia Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Nov 13 Boondall, Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Nov 15 Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Arena
Nov 17 Darling Harbour, Australia International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney)
Nov 19 Auckland, New Zealand Spark Arena
Jan 09 Wausau, WI Grand Theater
Jan 10 Dubuque, IA University of Dubuque
Jan 24 Malibu, CA Pepperdine University Center for the Arts
Feb 28 Ponte Vedra, FL Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Mar 01 Clearwater, FL Capitol Theatre
Mar 09 Scottsdale, AZ Arizona Musicfest
Apr 02 Bellingham, WA Mount Baker Theatre

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