Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+.
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Steep Ravine's soulful songs and fiery instrumentals take roots music in compelling new stylistic directions. Fusing elements of folk, bluegrass, jazz, rock and pop, the band continues to enthrall audiences with their uniquely Californian sound. 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 fortuitously 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 all original material.
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, Outside Lands, and Strawberry Music Festival. In 2015, Steep Ravine released their second record THE PEDESTRIAN. With this project they dove deeper into their collective musical influences. The album meanders through folk, jazz, bluegrass, funk, and popular music, and ultimately centralizes around song-craft and collaborative composition. It harnesses Simon's prowess in songwriting and jazz composition, Jan’s deep relationship to classical, bluegrass, and jazz violin, and Alex’s tremendous strength as a rock solid bassist, percussionist, and drummer.