STEEP CANYON RANGERS & OSKAR BLUES BREWERY EXPAND PARTNERSHIP WITH SERIES OF SHOWS & VIDEO
The Steep Canyon Rangers are continuing their partnership with Oskar Blues Brewery with a series of summer events and music benefiting the CAN'd Aid Foundation, including a benefit concert at the Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons, ColoRADo.
Steep Canyon Rangers and CAN'd Aid Director Diana Ralston discuss the partnership in a new video filmed at Oskar Blues Brewery in North Carolina that also features the band playing a song from their upcoming album, next to the canning line.
The Oskar Blues/Steep Canyon Rangers partnership kicked off in January 2015 as the culmination of a long-standing friendship rooted in a shared commitment to music, the outdoors, craft beer, and community-oriented charitable causes.
The relationship between Oskar Blues and Steep Canyon Rangers started in the late '90s, when the band met Oskar Blues Soul Founder Dale Katechis during a trek to RockyGrass Festival in Lyons, Colorado. They camped in Katechis' yard, and he invited them to perform at the original Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons.
When the Steep Canyon Rangers started Mountain Song Festival to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County, Oskar Blues signed on as the beer sponsor and has since become the exclusive beer of Mountain Song. The 10th Annual Mountain Song Festival kicks off this year with the Inaugural Steep Canyon 50K Ultra on September 10th, followed by the music festival, September 11-13 at the Brevard Music Center.
"Partnering with Oskar Blues is exciting. We've personally known Dale and have considered him a good friend for well over 10 years. Now that he and Oskar Blues have a brewery in our hometown of Brevard, NC, this pairing is a perfect fit." - Woody Platt
Telluride Bluegrass & NightGrass Sheridan Opera House, Telluride, CO
June 30th Steep Canyon Rangers and Brevard Sinfonia with BMC Resident Conductor Ken Lam Brevard Music Center, Brevard, NC
July 27th Oskar Blues Grill & Brew Lyons, CO CAN’d Aid Benefit Concert & Beer Dinner following the RockyGrass Festival
September 10th Steep Canyon 50K Ultramarathon Relay & Hullabaloo Concert & Race at Oskar Blues REEB Ranch