What began as a few friends playing songs along the banks of the Fox River in northern Illinois has formed to become the high-energy bluegrass/newgrass band that is River Valley Rangers. While firmly rooted in bluegrass, the Rangers draw on a variety of musical influences. With a love of the great outdoors, river-valleys, adventure, good friends, food, and drink, the Rangers bring a passion to their music that you can feel in your heart all the way down to your feet! The Rangers have performed at a variety of music festivals throughout the Midwest region, such as: Shoe Fest, Frankfort Bluegrass Festival, John Hartford Memorial Festival, Moon Dance Music Festival, Down on the Farm, Two Brothers Summer Festival, and Dawn and On; and have shared the bill and the stage with artists including: Jeremy Garrett of The Infamous Stringdusters, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Larry Keel Experience, Cold War Kids, Pert’ Near Sandstone, Special Consensus, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Henhouse Prowlers, and many more. The Rangers continue to build a loyal following within the bluegrass and jam scene. Burning like a Midwestern prairie fire, they aren’t slowing down anytime soon!