Indoor library services return, the Asheville Art Museum launches a fund drive and more area arts news.
The terrific live band is reason enough to see Bright Star, written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.
The bluegrass stalwarts welcome Hiss Golden Messenger for their annual homecoming show, Jan. 19 at the U.S. Cellular Center.
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.”
“A lot of these younger bands, you know, they tend to sound alike,” says Del McCoury. “But those boys, they have their own sound.”
Brevard Music Center hosts the annual gathering, which also offers art and food vendors, from Friday to Sunday, Sept. 9 to 11.
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.
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.
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 […]
“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 […]
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.
The local bluegrass band won for best bluegrass album. Photo from kansascity.com.
Three of this year’s Grammy nominations go to albums recorded at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Studios.
The local bluegrass band performs on Saturday, June 30 as part of Fan Appreciation Day.
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.
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.