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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.