Feel the warmth of the American heritage with Steep Ravine’s self-titled album. Mixing bluegrass and folk, their sound is like setting foot in the mountains with leather boots and a cowboy hat.
All hailing from Northern California, this group is known for their lively sound and string-playing expertise. The band was formerly known as The Maple Street Five before changing their name to Steep Ravine.
Each member’s proficiency in playing the instruments brings an ordinary song to a new level, producing characteristic and fresh sounds. Very distinctive vocal harmonies combined with intricate instrumentation on the acoustic guitar and violin makes their music a sonic adventure.
Steep Ravine draws their influences from Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, Tony Rice, David Grisman, Neil Young, Django Reinhardt, and Stephane Grappelli to name a few.
Lazy Tide welcomes with a relaxing tune that takes you to a simple, laid back mood. Like a soft breeze of the wind, the song starts with a delicate ambiance on the acoustic guitar.
Fun, fast paced, and reviving, Hello City Limits follows with a violin solo. This refreshing tune is sure to put a smile on your weary hearts.
Closing track New River Train is an epitome of 21st century folk music. With violins marvelously played on the background, this song will keep you giddy and happy all through out the day.
A perfect album to listen to while grabbing a picnic and enjoying the warm afternoon, Steep Ravine is for those who aim to please their ears.
1. Lazy Tide
2. Hello City Limits
3. The White Mare
4. New River Train