Steep Canyon Rangers’ New Album 'Arm In Arm' Out Today

Article Contributed by Yep Roc Records | Published on Friday, October 16, 2020

GRAMMY Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers’ highly anticipated thirteenth album, Arm In Arm, is out today on Yep Roc Records: stream/buy here.

Brooklyn Vegan premiered the video for “Take My Mind” shot live in-studio during the recording session at the iconic Southern Ground Studios in Nashville and features Oliver Wood and Michael Bearden.

Produced by the band and Brandon Bell (Zac Brown, John Prine), the album was included in NPR’s New Music Friday notable releases and is already garnering critical acclaim:

“Damn! This album is so good, you’ll be smiling or crying or dancing with every song.” -No Depression

 “....is among their best.” -(4 /5 Album Rating) -- MOJO

 “...in the case of a superb album like Arm In Arm, a remarkable experience overall.” -American Songwriter

 “...these North CarolinIan veterans are just hitting their prime.” -UNCUT

 "...North Carolina’s Steep Canyon Rangers have always set themselves apart with compelling songwriting and a camaraderie that feels authentic..." -The Bluegrass Situation, Artist of the Month

 “Arm In Arm showcases the band’s rock, pop, country and jazz influences more than previous albums.” -Bluegrass Today

Previously released tracks from the album include: “Sunny Days,” which premiered at The Boot“Honey On My Tongue;” video;  the video for “Every River,” which received praise from Rolling Stone Country and Asheville Citizen-Times, and “In the Next Life.”

Arm In Arm follows two releases that both debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass chart: North Carolina Songbook, an eight-song live album recorded at Merlefest featuring reinterpretations of songs from cross-generational NC 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.

Over a 20-year career, the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductees have released 12 solo albums and three collaborative albums with actor/banjoist Steve Martin. The Steep Canyon Rangers are Woody Platt, Graham Sharp, Mike Guggino, Nicky Sanders, Mike Ashworth, Barrett Smith.