Steep Canyon Rangers came to my attention with Steve Martin’s “Atheists Don’t Have No Songs”. The song was meant to be a comedic turned out to be one of the most beautiful harmonies every recorded.
There music is perfectly described in this quote.
When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.
E. W. Howe
THE NEW ALBUM
Tomorrow, September 10th is RELEASE DAY for TELL THE ONES I LOVE
The new SCR album, produced by Larry Campbell at the famed Levon Helm Studio in Woodstock NY features 12 original songs, including the title track and current single.
“The new Steep Canyon Rangers album proves that bluegrass isn’t stuck in the past. I especially enjoyed the thoughtful title track, a meditation on mortality with relentless, even cheerful movement that embodies time charging forward, sometimes against our will.”
-Sadie Dingfelder Washington Post Express
“Tell the Ones I Love, has a wonderfully open, warm, and breathy sound to it, probably because much of it was recorded live. Steep Canyon Rangers are all solid players, so that’s not a surprise, and neither is how good the songs are, really, but this time out, it all comes together with the grace of a summer breeze.”
-Steve Leggett AllMusic
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SEE STEEP CANYON RANGERS LIVE!
Listen to the band Live from Studio B at WNCW on release day, Tuesday, Sept. 10th at 3:00 pm Eastern. Tune in to www.wncw.org. If you can’t listen live, visit the website for a video of their visit and performance.
On Wednesday, September 11th at 11:00 am Eastern, tune in to Kyle Cantrell’s Bluegrass Junction show on Sirius XM for an exclusive track-by-track interview with band members and songwriters Charles Humprey III and Graham Sharp. www.siriusxm.com/bluegrassjunction
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“Tell the Ones I Love”
Just in time to celebrate the release of Tell The Ones I Love is the Steep Canyon Rangers’ 8th Annual Mountain Song Festival in beautiful Brevard, NC on September 13 and 14th, a benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County. Music starts at 5:30 pm on Friday and 2:00 pm on Saturday.
Friday’s lineup: Steep Canyon Rangers, The O’Brien 3, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
Saturday’s lineup: Balsam Range, Shannon Whitworth, Shawn Camp, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, and Steep Canyon Rangers. And you never know what special guests might drop in!
In September, SCR will be at the Americana Music Association’s festival in Nashville and the IBMA World of Bluegrass Conference, Awards Show and Wide Open Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC. Their AMA showcase is Thursday, Sept. 19th at 3rd and Lindsley: http://americanamusic.org/about-festival . They’ll also be a part of the Bluegrass Situation’s Midnight Windup on Wed. Sept. 18th, after the Awards Show.
Steep Canyon Rangers are proud to be hosting this year’s IBMA Awards on Thurs. Sept. 26th. They will showcase at IBMA on Wed. Sept. 25th and perform at Wide Open Bluegrass on Sat. Sept. 28 at the Red Hat Amphitheatre with Steve Martin special guest Edie Brickell. Visit www.ibma.org and http://www.wideopenbluegrass.com/