Asheville, N.C.-based Grammy award-winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers announced the release of their 13th Album Arm In Arm due to be released on Oct. 16 via the Hillsborough, N.C.-based Yep Roc Records label. In addition, the band will be performing three free drive-in concerts in western North Carolina, including shows at the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, N.C. on August 27, at the Riveter in Asheville, N.C. on August 28 and at the Old Avondale Mill Site in Burnsville, N.C. on August 29. The two tracks from the album, “Every River” and “In the Next Life” have been released and the album is currently available for pre-order.
The album was produced by Tennessee-based Grammy-winning recording engineer Brandon Bell, who primarily works with bluegrass, Americana and country artists. Recorded in Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Studios in Nashville, Tenn. where Bell is the Studio Manager and Chief Engineer, Arm In Arm marks the first time Steep Canyon Rangers recorded an album outside of North Carolina.
The concerts will be performed from a “state-of-the-art” mobile stage truck carrying a 16-foot LED screen. Audio will be sent to concert goer’s cars via radio frequency. The Riveter show in Asheville, N.C. on August 28 will be live streamed via WNCW starting at 8:30 p.m..
From their cars, fans will watch Steep Canyon Rangers perform from a state-of-the-art mobile stage truck equipped with a 16-foot LED screen Audio will be transmitted via radio frequency. The band will live stream the show on August 28 via the Steep Canyon Rangers Facebook page and website. Shows start at 8:30 p.m
Per the band’s press release, Asheville-based brewer Wicked Weed Brewing will be donating up to $20,000 to Haywood Street’s Downtown Welcome Table, an Asheville, N.C.-based organization that provides a fine dining experience to those living on the streets.
Last year, Steep Canyon Rangers released a single titled “Be Still Moses” with Philadelphia, Penn.-based soul trio Boys II Men. Prior to that, the band released an eight-song release titled North Carolina Songbook.
For tickets to the upcoming August shows, please visit Candaid.org.
Arm In Arm track list:
1. One Drop of Rain
2. Sunny Days
3. Everything You Know
4. Every River
5. Honey on My Tongue
6. In the Next Life
7. Bullet in the Fire
8. Take My Mind (feat. Oliver Wood & Michael Bearden)
9. A Body Like Yours
11. Crystal Ship