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Upcoming Performances


"The Bluegrass world is like a big happy family, everyone knows everyone, musicians and fans alike.”
- Woody Platt

  • Steep Canyon Rangers Perform on The Tonight Show Watch and take a listen to Steep Canyon Rangers perform "Out In The Open" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The song is the title track off their new album, available now.
  • Steep Canyon Rangers - "Blow Me Away"Watch the official music video for Steep Canyon Rangers' song "Blow Me Away". The group is set to perform in their hometown Asheville, North Carolina in January 2019.
  • Steep Canyon Rangers - "Stand and Deliver" Watch a clip from Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell Live from the historic Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside California. The concert premiered on PBS in 2014 and was the group's first ever live concert CD/DVD package.


Steep Canyon Rangers Perform at the 2018 Blue Ox Music Festival

Steep Canyon Rangers to be Inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame


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.

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