High Range is an energetic roots/folk/bluegrass group with a long list of rave reviews from national publications. They highlight original music with a mix of cover songs on guitar, upright bass, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and drums. Their song, “Leave This All Behind” (Kneeland/Jones) hit #1 on Music Choice for the week of July 18 – July 24, 2004. Lauded by critics from Portland to Nashville, Beyond the Foothills has received a coveted highlight review in Bluegrass Unlimited, the premier bluegrass journal. “The vocals are tight and true; the instrumental work impressive, the songs a pleasure to hear repeatedly,” raves reviewer Dave McCarty, adding “High Range has forged a tight, compelling ensemble sound that is highly musical and thoroughly entertaining.” In addition, national magazine Bluegrass Now’s critic Tim Walsh selected Beyond the Foothills as one of his top five records of 2003, touting the group’s “excellent songwriting and musicianship.”
David Royko, in an earlier Bluegrass Unlimited review of their first album, called them, “A band to watch out for as is their lead songwriter, Todd Jones.” David Higgs, Nashville Public Radio, said “High Range has a sound all its own – full of surprises, instrumental excellence, some fine vocals and some absolutely killer originals.” In September 2005, they were selected as “A Band to Watch For” by Bluegrass Now magazine. Co-produced by banjo extraordinaire Bob Carlin, High Range released, "Shoulder to the Wheel" in 2007. The group is currently working on new material for a release in Spring, 2014.
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