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12/15/2016 at 6:34:11 PM GMT
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Steep Ravine

Soulful California folk-rock and newgrass band Steep Ravine will be in Kansas City for Folk Alliance Wed-Saturday nights and we're looking for PRIVATE SHOWCASE opportunites.  
 Here’s the Pledge Music link to the campaign to raise funds for the new album, Turning Of The Fall -
& a link to the first video from it:  Kansas City Moon” from Jam In The Van -

Steep Ravine are:  Alex Bice (bass, vocals)
                                also in Dan Juan
                                Simon Linsteadt (guitar, lead vocals)
                                also has two solo CD’s out, the latest is Fixing My Head (2016)
                                Jan Purat (violin, vocals)
                                also in The Bow Ties
                               Jeff Wilson (drums & percussion) 
                                also in Dan Juan

Their second studio album, The Pedestrian Soundcloud link (streaming only) - 
Please let me know if you'd prefer a dowenload link.


Fusing elements of folk, jazz, bluegrass, and rock n roll, Steep Ravine continues to enthrall audiences with their soulful California sound. Songwriter Simon Linsteadt (guitar, lead vocals) and Jan Purat (violin, vocals) began playing music together in high school in Northern California, 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. Percussionist Jeff Wilson, a close musical compadre, is the band’s most recent addition. Steep Ravine has toured extensively throughout the country and has released two full-length records of original music.

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 Tramping’ 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, diving deeper into new musical terrain. Steep Ravine’s third album, Turning Of The Fall will be released in North America in the Spring of 2017. 


…an entirely new approach to roots music.”
     - John Apice/No Depression (7.27.15 - album review) -–-pedestrian

“…another beautiful album full of elegant songs played with a consummate musicianship, style and no small amount of grace.”
     - Paul Liberatore/Marin Independent Journal (6.18.15) -
“…eschewing the earnestness of folk and sacrificing the strictures of jazz for a broader sound that doesn’t color inside the lines.  They can pick, swing, and groove in whatever way the muse moves them." 
“…a more mature sound that progresses the band to another level.  The songwriting skills are more polished, the tightly crafted tunes are awash with catchy hooks, lucious melodies, tight harmonies and intricate string-work.  Taken together, that makes The Pedestrian an album you really should hear."
     - Tom Franks/Folk Words (6.2.15) -
“…the band’s influences come to a head in an intoxicating, magical and glorious piece of explorative roots music that leaves you spinning.  Americana, roots, folk, bluegrass, jazz and even classical make their presence known."
     - Vickye/For The Country Record (6.2.15 - album review) -
“…once they pick up their instruments, it’s clear they’re very serious musicians, equal parts jazz combo, bluegrass pickers and emotive songwriters, as well as respectful students of classical form and lineage, who know they’re onto a good thing.”
     - Deborah Crooks/No Depression (live review) 12.14.15 -

 "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.”
     - Bluegrass Unlimited (6.1.14) -


  • “The Waiting Blues” from Jam In The Van -
  • “C’mon Home” from Jam In The Van -
  • “I’ve Tried” (official) -
  • “Adeline” (official) -
  • “C’mon Home” (official) -
  • “The Waiting Blues” -


Artist Manager: John Porter @ Mood Indigo Entertainment
                           (917) 301-7528
Booking Agent: Mark Lourie @ Skyline Artists Agency
                           (866) 531-2172, ext. 104
                                assisted by Jamie Leslie
                                (615) 913-4748
Distribution:  (t)MRI (RED)
Film & TV:   (t)Scott Cresto @ Music Alternatives
Performing Rights: BMI
Publishing Admin.: (t)Scott Cresto @ Music Alternatives
Publicity: (t)Monica Hopman @ THINK PRESS
                 (323) 661-7802
Radio:  (t)Andy Cahn & Eric Molk @ True Tone Media Group
             (631) 673-7500 - Andy
             (646) 673-7500, ext. 2 - Eric
 Record Label: (t)Steep Ravine Recordings
01.03 (t)NoiseTrade Winter 2017 EP released
01.24 (t)Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
          opening for The Show Ponies (record release show) & Freddy & Francine 
02.04 KPFA on-air performance in Berkeley, CA - 10am

02.09 Denver, CO @ Daniels opening for Sierra Hull
02.10 Ft. Collins, CO @ Downtown Artery w/The Railsplitters
02.11 Lyons, CO @ Rogers Hall w/The Railsplitters
02.12 (t)TBA, CO w/The Railsplitters
02.15-18 Kansas City, MO @ Folk Alliance
               (t)Lawrence, KS @ The Bottle Neck
                Saturday 2.18 Sweet Beaver Room - 1am
                                        Dollartone/Pinball Sessions present...
03.03 San Francisco, CA @ The Great American Music Hall
          w/very special guests (t)The Show Ponies & The Railsplitters
          NOTE:  album release show 
03.04 (t)Santa Monica, CA @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop w/The Railsplitters
03.05 (t)Grand Old Echo - afternoon (not advertised/surprise)
03/06 (t)OFF in LA
03.07 (t)San Diego, CA @ UCSD - might be on 6th…w/The Railspillters

          OR (t)Winston’s w/The Railspillers - FIRST HOLD
03.08 (t)OFF in LA

03.09 Flagstaff, AZ @ Firecreek w/The Railsplitters

 03.10 (t)TBA, CA @ w/The Railsplitters

03.11 (t)Phoenix, AZ @ Festival
03.14-18 Austin, TX @ SXSW Music & Media Conference
               (t)Daytrotter taping
               (t)Pledge Music party
03.21 (t)Alburquerque, NM @ Library 
03.25 Sebastopol, CA @ Hopmonk Tavern co-bill w/Sam Chase
03.30 Santa Cruz @ Moe’s co-bill w/Trout Steak Revival 

04.21 (t)Nevada City, CA @ Miner’s Foundry Cultural Center
05.12 Morro Bay, CA @ Coalesce Bookstore & Wedding Chapel
05.13 Templeton, CA @ Castro Cellars Winery

(t)denotes tentative


Turning Of The Fall (coming in early March 2017)
The Pedestrian (2015)
Trampin’ On (2013)

John Porter
Mood Indigo Entertainment
- an artist & legacy management and development company
237 Short Beach Rd.
Stratford, CT 06615-7692
(917) 301-7528 (cell)

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12/22/2016 at 1:05:05 AM GMT
Posts: 13
Hi Steep Ravine,
My friend Britta Lee Shain and I are hosting a private showcase room, Freedom Folkers, Room 623....I have some 15 minute slots if you would like one, 1:20, 1:40, 2:00, 2:20, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday.
Let me know if you would like one. It's free!
All the best,
Nancy Cassidy

Folk Alliance International, 512 Delaware Street, Kansas City MO 64105 • 816-221-FOLK (3655) •

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