As its name suggests, this Rochester-based sextet boasts a sound that is as wide-ranging as it is deep. The "Great" Grand Canyon Rescue Episode is an American music adventure, as it gives its audience a taste of every flavor of roots-rock imaginable. GCRE's five (yes, five) contributing songwriters delve into everything from folk balladry and stompin' bluegrass numbers, to harmonic country twang and blazing rock anthems. The band's 2011 debut full-length album "Dirt Road Highway" is exactly what it sounds like: a high-energy, fast-paced tour down the dusty, nostalgic annals of Americana.
Grand Canyon Rescue Episode performs Saturday, September 28, 9:30 p.m. at Abilene, 153 Liberty Pole Way. $5-$8. abilenebarandlounge.com.