Steep Canyon Rangers Go Out In The Open

Read about the forthcoming release from The Steep Canyon Rangers


Steep Canyon Rangers

To Release Out In The Open

January 26 2018


The Grammy Award-winning, North Carolina-based Steep Canyon Rangers are set to augment their rich recording history with Out In The Open (via Ramseur Records, out January 26 2018).  The band is rooted in a bluegrass aesthetic but have many strings to their bow as they easily move to country and folk rock.  In striving for a more contemporary sound, the band has turned to past producers such as Larry Campbell and Jerry Douglas.

Out In The Open looks like adding to the band’s versatile catalogue with highly-credentialled Joe Henry taking the production reins.  As a solo artist, collaborator with Billy Bragg and three-time Award-winning producer, Henry’s influence should prove to be very interesting.  The news follows on from the September 2017 release of The Long Awaited Album, the renewed collaboration with Steve Martin.

In July 2017, Steep Canyon Rangers arrived at Fidelitorium Recordings in Kernersville, North Caroline, an intimate studio facility built, owned, and operated by legendary producer Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Let’s Active).  Having not previously discussed Henry’s plans, the band was surprised to discover that their producer – with the invaluable help of engineer/mixer Jason Richmond – intended to record in classic fashion, with all six members singing and playing in a room with no overdubs.

In addition to the new release, 2018 will also see the band uniting with their local Asheville Symphony for a series of live performances and the recording of yet another new album.  This follows

Here’s some commentary and performance vision of one of the new songs “Going Midwest”:



Out In The Open Track Listing:

Farmers And Pharaohs
Let Me Out Of This Town
Out In The Open
Can’t Get Home
Going Midwest
When She Was Mine
Love Harder
Shenandoah Valley
Best Of Me
Roadside Anthems
Let Me Die In My Footsteps
The Speed We’re Traveling


Steep Canyon Rangers Tour Dates

December 1 – Roanoke, VA @ Jefferson Center, Shaftman Performance Hall
December 2 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
December 7 – Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head on Stage
December 8 – York, PA @ Capitol Theatre at Appell Center for the Performing Arts
December 15 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Casino*
December 16 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center*
January 12-13 – Chapel Hill, NC @ University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
January 18 – Fort Myers, FL @ Suncoast Arena*
January 19 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theatre*
January 21 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theater*
January 27 – Asheville, NC @ Explore Asheville Arena
February 1 – Knoxville, TN @ the Bijou Theatre
February 2 – Newark, OH @ Historic Midland Theatre
February 3 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
February 8 – Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
February 9 – Chattanooga, TN @ Walker Theatre
February 10 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Reynolds Auditorium
February 23-24 – Greenville, SC @ Peace Center*
February 25 – North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center*
March 1 – Billings, MT @ Alberta Bair Theater
March 2 – Bozeman, MT @ the Ellen Theatre
March 3 – Spokane, WA @ Fox Theater
March 4 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
March 14 – St. Louis, MO @ The Sheldon – Concert Hall
March 15 – Saint Joseph, MO @ Missouri Theater
March 16 – Jonesboro, AR @ Fowler Center
March 17 – Dayton, OH @ Victoria Theatre
March 22 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theater
March 23 – Gainesville, FL @ University of Florida
March 24 – Clearwater, FL @ Capital Theatre
March 25 – Naples, FL @ Artis Naples
April 6-8 – Squaw Valley, CA @ WinterWonderGrass Festival
April 19 – Washington, DC @ the Hamilton
April 21 – Orono, ME @ Collins Center for the Arts

April 27 – Richmond, VA @ Maudlin Center for the Arts

*w/ Steve Martin and Martin Short


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