Steep Ravine is from the San Francisco Bay Area. Singer and guitarist Simon Linsteadt and violinist Jan Purat began playing music together as kids and met bassist Alex Bice, mandolinist Andy O'Brien, and drummer Jeff Wilson while attending UC Santa Cruz. Steep Ravine has toured extensively throughout the US and beyond and has recorded three full-length records.
Following their beginnings playing a pick up gig at a Hawaiian grill in Santa Cruz and busking in the BART Metro Stations of San Francisco, Steep Ravine gained a following in the Bay Area and throughout the west. After the release of their debut record TRAMPIN’ ON, the band went on several national tours, including notable performances at High Sierra Music Festival, Four Corners Folk Festival, Pagosa Folk n' Bluegrass, Outside Lands, Strawberry Music Festival, The Fillmore, The Freight and Salvage, and many more. Since their debut, Steep Ravine released two more albums, The Pedestrian 2015, and Turning of the Fall 2017.
As of September 2017, Steep Ravine is on hiatus.