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 “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!

TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
Mar 01 Billings, MT Alberta Bair Theater
Mar 03 Spokane, WA Fox Theater – Spokane
Mar 04 Seattle, WA Neptune
Mar 14 St. Louis, MO The Sheldon Concert Hall
Mar 15 St. Joseph, MO Missouri Theatre
Mar 16 Jonesboro, AR Fowler Center
Mar 17 Dayton, OH Victoria Theatre
Mar 22 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
Mar 23 Gainesville, FL University of Florida – University Auditorium
Mar 24 Clearwater, FL Capitol Theatre
Mar 25 Naples, FL Artis-Naples
Apr 06 - Apr 07 Olympic Valley, CA Winterwondergrass California
Apr 21 Orono, ME Collins Center for the Arts / University of Maine
Apr 27 Richmond, VA Modlin Center for the Arts
Jun 02 Ogden, UT Ogden Music Festival

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