Steep Canyon Rangers

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.


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”
Steep Canyon Rangers Has a Runner!


Date City Venue
Apr 27 Richmond, VA Modlin Center for the Arts
Apr 28 Richmond, VA Modlin Center for the Arts
Apr 29 Wilkesboro, NC MerleFest
May 04 - May 05 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
May 06 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
May 18 New York, NY Embassy Theatre
May 19 Sioux City, IA Orpheum Theatre
May 20 Grand Rapids, MI Devos Performance Hall
May 25 Toledo, OH Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
May 26 Huber Heights, OH Rose Music Center at The Heights
May 27 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavillion At Riverbend Music
Jun 02 Ogden, UT Ogden Music Festival
Jun 14 Kalamazoo, MI Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
Jun 16 Eau Claire, WI Blue Ox Music Festival
Jun 22 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Jun 23 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Jun 29 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Jul 06 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
Jul 07 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
Jul 08 Troutdale, OR Edgefield
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 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 12 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival at Ravinia Park
Aug 24 Rancho Mirage, CA Agua Caliente 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 15 North Adams, MA FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival
Oct 14 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre

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