Concerts & Events

Sunday, March 10, 2019  ·  3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Steep Canyon Rangers with special guest Sunnyside Up

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

Steep Canyon Rangers

$1 per ticket will be donated to the Can'd Aid Foundation.

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.

Sunnyside Up

“Sunnyside Up rivals any of the headliner bluegrass bands that I saw at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.” -Cathy Godfrey, Trib local

Sunnyside Up has been playing around Chicago for over ten years and has a wealth of experience with acoustic string band music. From straight ahead bluegrass, to instrumentals, to toe tapping two steps this band has all bases covered. Honoring bluegrass music's long history of combining different styles to create new ideas, Sunnyside Up's presents an exciting boundary hopping mix of old and new.