About the Band

"HIGH RANGE has forged a tight, compelling ensemble sound that is highly musical and thoroughly entertaining."

--David McCarty, Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine

Todd Jones – acoustic and electric guitar, banjo and vocals

Rob Kneeland – mandolin, drums and vocals

Ellen Carlson – fiddle and vocals

Steve Roy – mandolin and bass

Brendan Dowd – bass

Zac Francis – bass


Band Highlights

High Range has opened for or played with the following acts:

  • Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys at the Stone Church, Newmarket, NH
  • Tim O'Brien and Cornbread Nation at the Stone Church, Newmarket, NH
  • The Waybacks, at the Kennebunk Coffeehouse and the Wolfeboro Folk Series
  • Terry Hendrix and Lloyd Maines, JP Cormier, David Francey, David Jacob-Straines, the Rowan Brothers and Olabelle at the Great Waters Folk Festival, Wolfeboro, NH, 2006
  • April Verch and the Mammals at the Great Waters Folk Festival, Wolfeboro, NH 2005
  • Carol Noonan and friends at the Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownsfield, ME
  • Lori McKenna, Mark Erreli and Kate Redgate at the Prescott Park Folk Festival, Portsmouth, NH
  • Bill Morrissey, Tommy Makem, and others at the New Hampshire Folk Festival, Portstmouth, NH

Other festivals and venues we've played at:

  • The Bluebird Cafe (the premier songwriters place) in Nashville, TN
  • Thomas Point Beach Festival, Brunswick, ME
  • Hickory Fest, Stony Fork, PA
  • Ossipee Valley Bluegrass Festival, Hiram, ME at the Apple Acres Old-Time Festival, Ossipee, ME
  • Podunk Bluegrass Festival, East Hartford, CT
  • Stratton Village Bluegrass Festival, Stratton, VT
  • Down Home, Johnson City, TN

Radio and TV appearances:

  • Numerous features on New Hampshire Public Radio Folk Show
  • NH Public Radio, Front Porch
  • Bluegrass Breakdown, Nashville Public Radio
  • Numerous features on UNH Public Radio -- Folk Show and Bluegrass Show
  • WDVX, Blue Plate Special, Knoxville, TN
  • WERS, Maine
  • WETS, Johnson City, TN
  • Channel 6, WCSH, 207 Show, Portland, ME
  • WMPG, Portland, ME

Song awards and magazine mentions:

  • "Leave This All Behind" (Kneeland/Jones) hit #1 on MUSIC CHOICE for the week of July 18-24, 2004.
  • In September 2005, we were selected as "A Band to Watch For" by BLUEGRASS NOW MAGAZINE.
  • "Chairs Around the Table" (Jones) received an International Acoustic Music Songwriting Award in 2006.