Summer Stage Concert Series: Steep Canyon Rangers With Willie Watson


Bluegrass favorites Steep Canyon Rangers call on Denver  - live at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater.

Steep canyon Rangers
Presented by Swallow Hill Music and The Arvada Center

Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater 
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Steep Canyon Rangers Summer Concert

Times and Pricing:
Thursday, June  18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Reserved Covered - $45 & $42
GA Lawn - $29

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Willie Watson




The Steep Canyon Rangers started as a group of friends playing music together for fun, but
after more than a dozen years together, they are instantly recognized as one of the most
successful bluegrass bands touring today. Their recordings and dynamic live performances have
earned them many accolades, including Grammy and IBMA Awards, but most important, is the
devotion of their fans. The Steep Canyon Rangers are Woody Platt (guitar), Graham Sharp
(banjo), Charles Humphrey (bass), Mike Guggino (mandolin), Nicky Sanders (fiddle) and Mike
Ashworth (box kit).

The Steep Canyon Rangers play progressive bluegrass music firmly rooted in tradition, with
smart, original songs. They are seasoned and dynamic, never failing to thrill their audience with
instrumental dexterity and speed, tight harmonies, and the fun they obviously have on stage. Ever
growing and evolving, the Steep Canyon Rangers keep things interesting by performing at an
eclectic mix of venues ranging from NY’s Carnegie Hall to a stand up rock clubs; jam band
festivals to traditional bluegrass festivals. They tour between 125 and 150 dates per year,
typically splitting their schedule between their own shows and sharing the stage with
actor/comedian and respected banjo player Steve Martin and, more recently, with Steve and Edie

They are deeply committed to their close-knit communities of Brevard and Asheville in Western
North Carolina, forming partnerships with local businesses and actively supporting local charities,
including their annual Mountain Song Festival, which benefits the Boys and Girls Club of
Transylvania County. 


WILLIE WATSONWillie Watson at Arvada Center Summer Stage Concert Series in Denver

Looking like a man from leaner and meaner times, Willie Watson steps on stage with a quiet gravitas. But, when he opens his mouth and lets out that high lonesome vocal, you can hear him loud and clear. 

“There’s a lot of weight in the way Willie performs,” says David Rawlings, longtime friend and producer of Watson’s previous band, Old Crow Medicine Show. “Willie is the only one of his generation who can make me forget these songs were ever sung before.” 

On his debut solo album, Folk Singer Vol. 1 , we find Willie defending his musical turf. A true solo album in every sense, Watson is now centerstage, armed with an acoustic guitar, banjo and the occasional mouth harp. Like the music, Willie can be murderous, bawdy or lustful, sometimes in the course of a single song, with a sly sense of humor that cuts to the quick. He counters a masterful bravado with the tragic fragility of one who has been wounded. 






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Program subject to change.

Summer at the Center with Swallow Hill Music and Arvada Center