Courtesy of NoiseTrade, a sampler found its way into my in-box this morning. It was by a band called Steep Ravine. They’re from California and they sound like it too. And in a really good way with their mix of folk, rock, and newgrass. Turns out that their third album has just reached its funding target over at PledgeMusic. So, with luck, we’ll hear some new music from this later in the year. In the meantime, the sampler is available at a leave-you-own-tip rate over at NoiseTrade. And here they are recording a session at John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone studios in Oakland.