It’s a Family Affair: Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers”

One of the more difficult steps in entering the entertainment industry is choosing the perfect stage name. For Ranger Sciacca, his family made the stage name simple!

And while he does have his family to thank for his strong musical background, he can also reflect back to what he learned as a younger student with teachers, Stuart Williams and Alice Kanack, AKA “Mozart’s Mother”. Both of these favorite teachers taught him creativity, technique, and improvisation, and music theory. He’s forever grateful for their time they invested in him.

Alice Kanack
Stuart Williams

Ranger explains music created his identity from an early age. Music taught him discipline, follow-through, teamwork, passion, balance, and self-motivation. So many of these skills are transferable in other domains, but continuing from that first spark – music – is something amazing, and I know, fulfilling!

Ranger also credits many musicians who have come before him as his inspirations for his eclectic jazzy or hot-club swing music: “Oh Lady Be Good“, “Minor Swing” by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, “Walk Don’t Run” by the Ventures, “Hello Dolly” by Louis Armstrong, and, interestingly, Mendelssohn’s “Songs Without Words Op.19 No.4 in A Major” and “The Ludlows” (from Legends of the Fall) – Did you notice I included a HS orchestral performance of “The Ludlows” in that last link. The beautiful song is complicated but sounds beautiful when performed by artists at any age! In each of these songs, he studied their voice and instrumentation and aimed to make it his own.

You can find Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” performing throughout the Puget Sound. On Sunday, September 3, 2023, you can find them at Tsillan Cellars in Chelan, WA. Later this fall, they will be performing in Bellevue, WA, Quilcene, WA, and Chimacum, WA. They also have multiple dates in Bainbridge Island.

Listen and watch some of Ranger’s performances on Youtube. Learn more about Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” on their Facebook. And as always, please support this artist by purchasing his music at your favorite retailer: Amazon, Itunes, etc.

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