February 17, 2015, Nashville, TN – Tireless bluegrass ambassadors Steep Canyon Rangers have announced a new twelve-month partnership with SevenBar Aviation, a leading air medical provider with more than 65 years of experience delivering quality service in the aviation industry, more than 100,000 safe air medical flight hours, and nearly 40 years of air medical transport experience.
Central to the agreement are a series of fund-raising concerts by the Steep Canyon Rangers to take place over the course of 2015 – entitled the “Hospitals and Hangars Tour” – which will generate donations for hospital foundations closely involved with SevenBar Aviation. While in town for these performances, the Steep Canyon Rangers will also make visits to the children’s care areas of each hospital and participate in a VIP meet-and-greet event. The first confirmed event will be with Children’s Health in Dallas, Texas later this year. “We are extremely excited to be partnering with the Steep Canyon Rangers for 2015,” says Wade Black, CEO of SevenBar Aviation. “This is a unique and innovative way for us to give back to our partner organizations through the special concerts we will be hosting as part of the ‘Hospitals and Hangars’ events. We are looking forward to a great year of music and also supporting our partner foundations with performances from these great musicians.”
The agreement, which is effective immediately, also includes cross-promotional support, with the Rangers and SevenBar Aviation each raising awareness of the other by introducing their existing network of fans, supporters and business to their partner organization via exclusive merchandise, branding, and more.
“It is an honor to be teaming up with SevenBar Aviation and to be a part of improving these young patients’ lives,” says Steep Canyon Rangers founding vocalist and guitarist Woody Platt. “The guys and I can’t wait to spend time with these brave kids, and to have our music play a role in their recovery.”
About Steep Canyon Rangers: The Steep Canyon Rangers started as a group friends playing music together for fun, but after more than a dozen years together, they are instantly recognized as one of the most successful bluegrass bands touring today. Their recordings and dynamic live performances have earned them many accolades, including Grammy and IBMA Awards, but most important, is the devotion of their fans. The Steep Canyon Rangers are Woody Platt (guitar), Graham Sharp (banjo), Charles Humphrey (bass), Mike Guggino (mandolin), Nicky Sanders (fiddle) and Mike Ashworth (box kit). Seasoned and dynamic, they never fail to thrill their audience with instrumental dexterity and speed, compelling original songs, and the fun they obviously have on stage. They tour between 125 and 150 dates per year, typically splitting their schedule between their own shows and sharing the stage with actor/comedian and respected banjo player Steve Martin and, more recently, with Steve and Edie Brickell. www.steepcanyon.com/
About SevenBar Aviation: SevenBar Aviation offers medical flight services to a broad array of healthcare organizations throughout the nation. Committed to safety, excellence, performance and responsiveness in aviation for more than 60 years, we view each new client as an opportunity to prove once again that SevenBar Aviation is unmatched in giving our clients a competitive edge in their market. Our clients have a mission. Our job is to support it. http://www.7bar.com