Steep Canyon Rangers announce the release of “Live at Greenfield Lake”

Steep Canyon Rangers
Photo Credit: Joey Seawell

Steep Canyon Rangers have announced the release of ‘Live at Greenfield Lake’, the band’s first live album of original material, recorded at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington, NC on 29th September 2023.  The album will be issued via YepRoc on 30th August 2024.

Of the album, Beau Gunn, Presenter at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, adds: “Two things are synonymous with North Carolina Music: one is Greenfield Lake Amphitheater and the other is Steep Canyon Rangers. The magic and music were definitely in the air that night and captured perfectly in this first-ever live release recorded at The Lake.”

‘Live at Greenfield Lake’ exhibits the breadth of styles and genres the band tackles in concert, and captures their onstage chemistry, demonstrating the harmonies, fine songwriting, and impressive performances for which they are famous.  Selections include tender performances of ‘Recommend Me’ and ‘Birds of Ohio’ mixed with barnburning renditions of ‘Afterglow’ and ‘Sunny Days’.

Cover art for Steep Canyon Rangers live at greenfield amphitheatre

The Steep Canyon Rangers–Graham Sharp (banjo and vocals), Mike Guggino (mandolin, mandola and vocals), Aaron Burdett (guitar and vocals), Nicky Sanders (fiddle and vocals), Mike Ashworth (drums, dobro, guitar and vocals), and Barrett Smith (bass, guitar, and vocals)– have been making music for 25 years. Hailing from the Appalachian and Piedmont regions of North Carolina, the band have gained recognition beyond the bluegrass world.

Steep Canyon Rangers have issued 14 studio albums, three collaborative albums with actor and banjoist Steve Martin, been inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, and been nominated for 3 Grammys.

The 16-track album is now available for pre-order on digital, CD, and LP. Housed in a gatefold jacket, the first LP is pressed on deep purple colour vinyl and the second on yellow colour vinyl.

The band has put out a trailer video for the album which you can watch here.

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London based self-diagnosed music junkie with tastes extending to all points of big tent americana and beyond. Fan of acts and songs rather than genres.
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