JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center will present Steep Canyon Rangers Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. as the next installment in the 2017-18 series.
The Steep Canyon Rangers' newest album "Out in the Open" made its debut hitting #1 on Billboard's Bluegrass Album Chart. With "Out in the Open," Steep Canyon Rangers affirm their place as one of the most versatile and idiosyncratic bands in all of contemporary American music.
The Grammy Award-winning, North Carolina-based sextet 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.
"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.
All seating is reserved. Individual tickets are $35 and $25 for adults, and $28 and $20 for senior citizens, students, and A-State faculty and staff, and $15 and $10 for A-State students with a current ID. Group discounts are available for groups of 15 or more.
For more information, contact the Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, at (870) 972-3471. Tickets may be purchased at the Central Box Office in the Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Drive, or by calling (870) 972-ASU1 or by calling toll-free at (888) ASU-FANS. Tickets are also available online from the Central Box Office, AState.edu/tickets, and from Fowler Center, yourfowlercenter.com.