It’s pretty cool to be able to highlight new acts especially if they’re a little under the radar.
Here is a cool song from the Steep Canyon Rangers. They sound like nobody else out there. Check out this video and see what you think. It’s different, but I think you’re going to like it.
Long Shot – Steep Canyon Rangers
Any song about a long shot or the underdog is a good song in my book. Add a little funky bluegrass country to the mix and it makes it that much better.
I’m not sure how to classify these guys and maybe that’s how it’s supposed to be. They have their own sound. They could almost be put in the same category as Joey + Rory. They have the down home on the farm sound, but it’s different from J+R.
Back to the song. It’s the story of a guy that’s always found himself being counted against. Nobody every gave him a shot his entire life. Instead of getting frustrated or angry with people for not giving him a chance, he decides to instead embrace it. He uses it to really make himself into something. He’s used to being the long shot and he’s always found success in spite of what everybody else said.
If you try to do things that are difficult people will call you crazy. I’m not sure why it’s like that, but some people just like to tell you that you can’t succeed. It’s how it’s always been. You have to think of yourself as the long shot and really push forward. I’m sure the Steep Canyon Rangers had to do a little pushing in their day to get what they want.
Now they have a popular video and song and maybe they’re just getting started.
I’m always pulling for the long shot and I’m happy to pull for the Steep Canyon Rangers too.
What about you?
CML Points: 79/100