The Steep Canyon Rangers
The Steep Canyon Rangers are an American bluegrass band from Brevard, North Carolina. Formed in 2001, they have built a reputation as an engaging acoustic quintet.
What does North Carolina sound like? In a state that has also produced Doc Watson, James Taylor and the Avett Brothers, there’s hardly a more well-rounded answer than the Steep Canyon Rangers.
A bluegrass band at their core, the Steep Canyon Rangers effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. They’re as danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band, and equally comfortable translating their songs for accompaniment by a full symphony.
It’s that mix of serious chops and good-natured fun that earned the Steep Canyon Rangers the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album Grammy in 2013 (Nobody Knows You), and that drew celebrated comedian/banjoist Steve Martin to them when he needed a backing band.
The release of their ninth studio album, RADIO, further illustrates the band’s dynamic songwriting, instrumental virtuosity and high-energy performance.
The Rangers have been regularly featured on the Grand Ole Opry, as well as major U.S. Bluegrass and Americana music festivals such as MerleFest, Telluride, Grey Fox, DelFest and RockyGrass.
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