Steep Canyon Rangers Debuts New Single, ‘Sunny Days’

Courtesy: Yep Roc Records

Steep Canyon Rangers debuted its latest single this week.

The band debuted its new single ‘Sunny Days’ Tuesday through The Boot.  The song is the fourth single from the band’s forthcoming album Arm in Arm, which is scheduled for release Oct. 16 through Yep Roc Records.

The band premiered the album’s lead single ‘In the Next Life‘ June 15. The video for the album’s next single ‘Every River‘ followed July 21 and ‘Honey on my Tongue‘ was next in August.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Sunny Days’ is an upbeat work that is led by the banjo work of Graham Sharp.  Michael Guggino’s mandolin playing builds on the foundation formed by Sharp’s performance.  Nicky Sanders’ fiddle playing enriches the song even more while the subtle brushes on the snare drum put the finishing touch to the upbeat whole.

Guggino talked about the arrangement and its companion lyrical content in a recent interview.

“It’s got a driving pulse at the top of it, like a rock anthem, but it changes at the line, “What I wouldn’t give to be with you in the sunshine,” said Guggino. “We knew the song had to change there, so we bring it down, and there’s a group solo with the banjo, fiddle, and mandolin all playing at once with each instrument occupying a different space. The music releases as the speaker releases that wish to be in the sunshine.”

Audiences who purchase Steep Canyon Rangers’ new album will not only support the band, but the homeless community in the band’s hometown of Asheville, NC.  Steep Canyon Rangers has partnered with Asheville, NC-based brewery Wicked Weed Brewing to use sales of its new album to help the city’s homeless population.  The company will donate $10 per album (up to 2,000 albums) sold through Yep Roc Records’ store to Haywood Street’s Downtown Welcome Table to feed the city’s homeless population.

Arm in Arm‘s track listing is noted below.

  1. One Drop of Rain
  2. Sunny Days
  3. Everything You Know
  4. Every River
  5. Honey on my Tongue
  6. In The Next Life
  7. Bullet in the Fire
  8. Take My Mind (ft. Oliver Wood and Michael Bearden)
  9. A Body Like Yours
  10. Afterglow
  11. Crystal Ship

More information on Steep Canyon Rangers’ new album and live dates is available along with the band’s latest news at:






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