Brave, Genre-Defying Bluegrass

The Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers premieres at The Great Water Music Festival

WOLFEBORO, NH, July 8, 2019 – Great Waters Music Festival (GWMF) is excited to host The Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers, from North Carolina. The sextet is set to premiere on Friday, July 19, 2019 at the Kingswood Arts Center in Wolfeboro at 7:30pm.

Steep Canyon Rangers have been expanding the parameters of bluegrass since coming together in 2000. Since then, the genre-defying band has developed a remarkable catalogue of original music – predominantly co-written by Sharp and bassist Charles R. Humphrey III – that links them to the past while at the same time, demonstrates their ambitious intent to bring string-based music into contemporary relevance.

Their newest release, OUT IN THE OPEN is an undeniable milestone on Steep Canyon Rangers’ ongoing creative journey, its spirited, eclectic approach recasting the myriad sounds of string-based American music in their own unique image. As they fast approach their second decade, Steep Canyon Rangers are still moving forward, as ever searching for new horizons and musical vistas.

Be a part of this highly anticipated show, leaving you in awe by their unique talent and sound. Sure to be an exciting night with friends and family!

Director of the Great Waters Music Festival, Cheryll Andrews, commented, “This show is full of great talent and original music that will leave the audience in awe. Bluegrass is a great addition to our summer series and a genre that Steep Canyon Rangers have taken to the next level.”

Tickets range from only $25.00-$35.00 and can easily be purchased online at

GWMF plans to continue the season all summer long with a line up of four more incredible acts ranging from folk to the blues.

About Great Waters Music Festival:
Founded in 1995, Great Waters Music Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to culturally enriching New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.  Dr. Gerald Mack, Director of the Worcester Chorus and a former professor at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, founded the non-profit summer festival to encompass a diversified program designed to appeal to a variety of musical tastes. More importantly, Great Waters Music Festival was created to promote live musical performances including choral, symphonic, folk, pop, jazz, Broadway, dance, and renowned vocal and instrumental artists, both amateur and professional alike, for the benefit of the Lakes Region.

For pre-performance interviews or on-air performances, please contact Maura Webster at or at 774-249-5582. 

For more information about Great Waters Music Festival visit or call Cheryll Andrews at 603-569-7710.


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