Steep Canyon Rangers

The Orpheum Presents:

Steep Canyon Rangers

Viola and the Brakemen

Thursday, March 14 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$23.50 - $28.50

This event is all ages

$1 Per ticket goes to Can'd Aid Foundation, a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

Steep Canyon Rangers
Steep Canyon Rangers
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.
Viola and the Brakemen
Viola and the Brakemen
In the U.S. the Brakeman was a member of a railroad train's crew responsible for assisting with braking a train when the conductor wanted the train to slow down, while on Earth a Viola is beautiful!

Viola & the Brakeman have been evolving for over 5 years. They recently opened for true bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers. They play original music written by Brian White. The songs are rooted in good times and bad times and includes the fundamentals of song writing- death, despair, depression, joy and everything else juxtaposed with lyrical formation.

A southwest sunset, the washes that run their dry veins through the southern plains, the taste of dirt at the start of a summer monsoon storm, growing up with a father working the Southern Pacific railroad lines, hot steel and desert wildflowers- these are the senses that dictate the songs of Viola & the Brakemen.