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THE STORY

In the middle of the middle of the Midwest – way, way, way under the radar – lives a merry band of bohemians who fancy themselves The Belle Rangers. They are led by a bedazzled and feathered crone, who conned them all into giving up their gig money to further their “art,” despite it being a doomed financial venture. You may find them around the dining room table under a dusty, green chandelier, over-indulging in rich, home-cooked meals and cheap red wine. Perhaps you’ll find them crammed into the corner of a foul-smelling dive bar, baring their souls to hordes of over-served patrons. The next morning, while huddling over their instruments with steaming mugs of coffee, they’ll wrack their hangover-addled brains to write yet another song to toss into the abyss. Why do they do it? It’s more likely for love than money, and it’s the best thing they have to offer. So, whether you happen to stumble upon them in the nether reaches of the internet, or in your neighborhood bar, The Belle Rangers hope their humble offerings bring you great pleasure.

THE MUSIC

The Belle Rangers are a roots-rock band shaped by earthy tones and riveting tales. From whiskey-soaked tragedies to country-metal ghost stories, their music exhibits a unique display of depth, precision, and showmanship. Acoustic and electric guitars intertwine with banjo, electric bass, and drums to form the foundation. Tight three-part vocal harmonies glide over the top, completing the sound. The Belle Rangers are as inventive as they are timeless. Their sound will fill the smallest of rooms, and the biggest of stages.

 


OFFICIAL VIDEOS

 


MUSIC

AFTER THE FLAMES – 2018

  1. Send Me Your Song Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers 4:49
  2. Tavern Of My Discontent Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers 2:47
  3. Blue Cotton Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers 3:16
  4. Sopers Plea Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers 4:33
  5. Take Me Back Home Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers 2:40
  6. Willow Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers 5:28
  7. After the Flames Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers 4:43
  8. Rose Hips Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers 3:40
  9. Crazy Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers 4:03
  10. Song For Big E Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers 3:14

CAGED HUMMINGBIRD EP – 2016

  1. Faster Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers
  2. Let It Out Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers
  3. Tin Cup Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers
  4. Caged Hummingbird Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers

 


PICTURES by Lori Nicoli Photography

Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers

Americana, Roots Rock, Progressive Folk

The Belle Rangers


LIVE VIDEO

 

 

The Belle Rangers


LOGO by Jared Stahl

Official Logo

 


QUOTES

“…how to describe?… Rockabilly Punk/Performance Art Americana? Whatever, loved ’em.” – Jill Hejl, Uptown Playlist Theater 2019.

“Blending equal parts bluegrass, country-western and rock ‘n’ roll,  ‘After the Flames’ showcases Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers as one of the most intriguing roots-rock artists of the year so far and promises that we can expect plenty more in the years to come.” – S. McCauley, MondoTunes  2018

“When I walked in you started this song I knew then to throw the camera on video- I watch it over and over again- I sure hope you make your way back to CU again soon!!” – Terry Brown, CU Bands and Fans. Champaign-Urbana Folk & Roots Festival 11/7/2015.  video link

“Many concert attendees including myself were blown away by the talent of the opening act of Katie Belle and the Belle Rangers. This area has so much to offer, we just need to make people aware of that.” – John Newby, founder of Starved Rock Country and publisher of The Times.  7/19/2014

 


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