Steep Ravine, Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs
Jul 22 @ 9:00pm
Advance tickets available at:
Or at The Crepe Place
Steep Ravine is a folk rock and newgrass band from the San Francisco Bay Area. Songwriter Simon Linsteadt (guitar, lead vocals) and Jan Purat (violin, vocals) began playing music together in high school, later moving on to study music at UC Santa Cruz and the California Jazz Conservatory. They met bassist Alex Bice (bass, vocals) through jam sessions in Santa Cruz. Drummer Jeff Wilson is the band’s most recent addition. Steep Ravine has toured extensively throughout the country and has recorded three full-length records.
Following their humble beginnings playing at a Hawaiian barbecue spot in Santa Cruz and busking in the BART Metro Stations of San Francisco, Steep Ravine quickly gained a following in the Bay Area and throughout the west. After the release of their debut record TRAMPIN’ ON, the band went on several national tours, including notable performances at High Sierra Music Festival, Four Corners Folk Festival, Pagosa Folk n' Bluegrass, Outside Lands, and Strawberry Music Festival. In 2015, Steep Ravine released their second record THE PEDESTRIAN.
TURNING OF THE FALL, Steep Ravine's most recent album, was released in spring of 2017 and features nine new original songs.
"Built on a solid foundation of gifted songwriting, fine singing, and acoustic string dexterity, [Steep Ravine] may well be opening up a whole new stylistic direction for musicians and listeners alike to follow."
Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs:
"Some bands have it all. Whether they’re playing on big festival stages or putting down good tunes for backyard wedding parties, Laney Lou & The Bird Dogs have major and lasting audience appeal...
Great catchy songs, natural fun interaction, and spirited handling of their instruments - the Bird Dogs' rousing stomp-grass energy makes you want to dance around the bonfire and howl at the moon with them all night long. I was glad to have had the chance to capture a taste of their exciting music for their first record. And no doubt they’ll continue to wow and make new fans whenever they play."
-Chris Cunningham, Basecamp Recording Studio