Steep Canyon Rangers

november, 2018

15nov7:30 pm9:30 pmSteep Canyon RangersThe Ridgefield Playhouse

inridgefield ct

Event Details

Opening Act: Pluck & Rail
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:30pm

Best known for their tours backing Steve Martin, this Grammy Award-winning, North Carolina-based sextet is striking out on their own. The band has spent nearly two decades bending and shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country, folk rock, and more to create something original and all their own. Their new album, Out in the Open, is perhaps Steep Canyon Rangers’ bravest excursion thus far, transcending bluegrass while in many ways getting closest to the genre’s true form thanks to producer Joe Henry’s very traditional approach toward recording.

Steep Canyon Rangers have been expanding the parameters of bluegrass since coming together in 2000. Since then, the band has developed a remarkable catalogue of original music that links them to the past while at the same time, demonstrates their ambitious intent to bring string-based music into contemporary relevance.

Pluck & Rail is the acoustic intersection of Andrew Sussman of the prog-rock heavyweights, Frogg Café, and George Gierer of the folkabilly band, South County. Drawing from the deep well of American music, Pluck & Rail blends together gritty songwriting, tight vocal melodies and soaring cello runs to craft their unique sound.

Mountain Dew Country & Bluegrass Series built by Ring’s End

Time

(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

The Ridgefield Playhouse

80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT 06877

Organizer

The Ridgefield PlayhousePhone: (203) 438-5795 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT 06877

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