Ranger & I Am The Mountain

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Indie rock/soul group Ranger brings smooth, uncluttered melodies and thoughtful, textural instrumentation to the legendary King Eddy stage on Thursday, April 27 with special guest I Am The Mountain.

About Ranger

Ranger is an independent Rock/Soul band headed by guitarist and singer-songwriter Shane Ranger. Inspired by bands like Bahamas and The Dip, Ranger offers smooth, uncluttered melodies, and thoughtful, textural instrumentation. Addressing themes such as love and forgiveness, Ranger delivers emotional resonance and love-sick sincerity while spanning from laid back and tender storytelling, to energetic and wild duelling guitar solos.

Shane Ranger has been a hired gun/studio musician for the past 6 years working with Victoria-based bands such as – but not limited to – The Miles Skye Club, The Dough Boys, SAVARD, and Apex Breaks. Throughout that time, he had been writing, building and perfecting the stylings of his own personal project, culminating in the releasing his 2021 solo instrumental EP titled “The Light Of Day”. Expanding his approach, he created Ranger from relationships already formed through past musical connections, including Emily Ross on additional vocals, guitar; Latham Reader on bass, and Scott Sparrow on drums.

After forming in Fall 2021, the band completed a successful Summer 2022 BC tour, amid the releases of singles “Piece of You” and “You Are My Weakness”. Appearances at Fernfest, VicWest Fest and Woodstove Fest rounded out the Summer. More recently, Ranger released singles from their “Lounge Sessions” each with live video to boot, including “Heavy Hearted” and a fresh take on “You Are My Weakness” in the Fall of 2022. Ranger is currently booking a Western Canadian tour to accompany the release of their debut EP in Spring 2023.

About I Am The Mountain

I Am The Mountain is everywhere, from bars and cafes, to caught-in-your-brain as you try and fall asleep. Beginning as a folk project of singer-songwriter Colton O’Reilly, the late-night campfire soul songs that once whispered between the pines in Kananaskis have echoed through almost every music-friendly space in Calgary. The horn-accented songs of I Am The Mountain are the most pleasant and reliable in a city with a maelstrom of eclectic indie. As the band grew into a full ensemble, the heart-on-sleeve earnestness of their early folk songs have morphed into luxurious still-life songs that bring bodies together with smart drumming and scintillating sparkly guitar work. The floating bass and fluttering horns circle around each other, sinking back like a warm hug from an old friend.

Sound production equipment for the King Eddy is provided by PK Sound.

Event Details:

Date: April 27, 2023

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

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