Doug Ranno is a lifelong singer songwriter who grew up in Sacramento California where he graduated from California State University Sacramento with a degree in Business Communications. His band is known as Doug Ranno and The Harvesting Crew™ and they are recognized for their unique sound that is best described as a blend California Country, Nashville Country with a taste of Delta Blues mixed in.
Doug Ranno and The Harvesting Crew™ released their first studio produced album in 2014 appropriately titled The Musical Harvester™. The album features a new release of Ranno’s song, Part of Me that was used as background music for the Emmy nominated documentary Perceptions featuring some new lyrics. In addition, the Album has some rocking country songs, some heart felt ballads and a new twist on a couple of old favorites. The album is getting great reviews from the music community and many of the songs have been recognized as some of Ranno’s best musical works. One song from the Album, The Strange Harvest Song, co-written with popular Nashville songwriter Greg Crowe, has been selected as background music for a TV show pilot Ranno is also involved with as co-host.
Doug Ranno and The Harvesting Crew’s new Album, The Musical Harvester™ features an A list team of veteran musicians who have played with the likes of bands such as The Doobie Brother, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Jefferson Starship, Nora Jones, Natalie Merchant, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Great American Taxi, Lacy J Dalton, The Larry Horsford Band, The Little River Band and recorded on albums from California to Nashville. Jim Lewin plays lead guitar and other string instruments, Jim Norris plays drums, Bill Laymon plays bass, Jon Dryden is on keyboards, Harpin’ Jonny Troutner is on Harmonica, The legendary Bobby Black plays the pedal steel and Richard Bryant and Lauri Hofer sing amazing harmonies. You never know who else my join the Harvesting Crew from time to time as well.