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Theater review: ‘Bright Star’ at SART
The terrific live band is reason enough to see Bright Star, written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.
Smart Bets: Steep Canyon Rangers
The bluegrass stalwarts welcome Hiss Golden Messenger for their annual homecoming show, Jan. 19 at the U.S. Cellular Center.
Steep Canyon Rangers will be joined by symphony members for a hometown concert
A recent North Carolina Hall of Fame induction recognizes the Steep Canyon Rangers’ part in the rich and ongoing musical tradition. “It’s a ridiculously crazy honor to be in there,” banjo player Graham Sharp says, “but it’s also just a reminder of how great this state is for the music we love.”
Del McCoury teams up with Steep Canyon Rangers for three nights in Asheville
“A lot of these younger bands, you know, they tend to sound alike,” says Del McCoury. “But those boys, they have their own sound.”
Smart bets: Mountain Song Festival
Brevard Music Center hosts the annual gathering, which also offers art and food vendors, from Friday to Sunday, Sept. 9 to 11.
Asheville Symphony and local bands team up for an album
Each song was recorded with various configurations of 40 symphony musicians and each song selected for the recording was arranged by a professional composer. The Asheville Symphony Sessions, will be released on Thursday, May 26, with a celebration at The Orange Peel.
Steep Canyon Rangers celebrate new record and 10th anniversary of Mountain Song Festival
The band launches its ninth studio album, Radio, and performs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 to 13, as part of Mountain Song Festival. That event was started by the Steeps and celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
Catching up with the Steep Canyon Rangers
The Steep Canyon Rangers must never sleep because, in addition to touring extensively and making albums with famous friends (their most recent is 2014’s Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell LIVE; the track “Pretty Little One” from that album is Grammy-nominated), they also make time to do good deeds. And drink […]
Beyond bluegrass: Brevard’s Mountain Song Festival continues to evolve
“We never intended this to be exclusively a bluegrass festival,” says John Felty, owner of Mountain Song Productions. He’s talking about the Mountain Song Festival, now in its eighth year, which takes over the Brevard Music Center for a September weekend. While bluegrass is a strong component to the music showcase, “We are definitely looking ahead to […]
Sound Track web extra: Tell The Ones I Love
Asheville’s Steep Canyon Rangers release their new album today. The band is on a Grammy-winning streak, so this new record could add to their collection of awards.
Steep Canyon Rangers bring a Grammy back to Asheville
The local bluegrass band won for best bluegrass album. Photo from kansascity.com.
Echo Mountain: Grammy-maker
Three of this year’s Grammy nominations go to albums recorded at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Studios.
Steep Canyon Rangers play Red, White & Bluegrass Festival
The local bluegrass band performs on Saturday, June 30 as part of Fan Appreciation Day.
Local bluegrass on the Capitol lawn
Steve Martin and Asheville’s The Steep Canyon Rangers performed on the annual PBS celebration, A Capitol Fourth. Watch the video and get a preview of that the musicians will bring to the Mountain Song Festival in Brevard this September.
Steep Canyon Rangers and Steve Martin on Prairie Home Companion
Asheville/Brevard-based bluegrass sensations the Steep Canyon Rangers team up once again with actor/banjo picker Steve Martin on NPR’s folksy variety show A Prairie Home Companion. Catch the show this Saturday.