Wednesday, July 22, 2020
– Steep Canyon Rangers will release "Arm In Arm" on Oct. 16 on Yep Roc Records.
The band also announced three free drive-in theatre shows in their home state,
"Every River," the second track from their 13th album, is at all digital service providers.
Recorded over several days at Southern Ground Studios in Nashville, which marked the first time the band recorded outside North Carolina, "Arm in Arm" was produced by the band with Brandon Bell (Zac Brown, John Prine). Featuring 11 original compositions, the band pays homage to their early influences and bluegrass.
"Arm In Arm" follows two 2019 releases that both debuted at number one on Billboard's Bluegrass chart: "North Carolina Songbook," an eight-song live album recorded at Merlefest featuring reinterpretations of songs from cross-generational North Carolina icons and "Be Still Moses," an 11-song collaboration between the band and the Asheville Symphony, which featured a collaboration with Boyz II Men and the Asheville Symphony on the title track.
The Steep Canyon Rangers are Woody Platt, Graham Sharp, Mike Guggino, Nicky Sanders, Mike Ashworth, Barrett Smith.
Drive-in tour shows are:
Aug. 27 - Brevard Music Center - Brevard, N.C.
Aug. 28 - The Riveter - Asheville, N.C.
Aug. 29 - Old Avondale Mill Site - Burnsville, N.C.
WNCW will live stream the Asheville show. All shows start at 8:30 p.m. For tickets, visit: Candaid.org.