Dale's Pale Ale Presents Steep Canyon Rangers
"Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. Theyre as danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band, and equally comfortable translating their songs for accompaniment by a full symphony.
Its that mix of serious chops and good-natured fun that earned the Steep Canyon Rangers the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2013 (for Nobody Knows You), and that drew celebrated comedian/banjoist Steve Martin to them when he needed a backing band. The Rangers are world-class musicians who are just as at home taking the stage at Carnegie Hall as they are knee-deep in a mountain brook, fly rod in hand.
It has been more than fifteen years and nine studio albums since the Steep Canyon Rangers formed in Chapel Hill. The band received rave reviews for their last album (the Jerry Douglas-produced Radio), with No Depression commenting that it is one of those albums thats packed with hits. Now, in 2017, the band is working on their highly anticipated tenth studio album. Its really gratifying to play music with people you can trust, who hear something and pull whats best out of it into something truly special, says banjoist Graham Sharp. As a songwriter, my favorite part of the whole thing is watching the band bring these ideas to life.
When they arent in the studio, the Steep Canyon Rangers maintain a rigorous touring schedule with shows all over the U.S. (both with Steve Martin as well as headlining dates). They also appeared on A Prairie Home Companion with Steve Martin last December.
Were just getting started, guitarist/lead vocalist Woody Platt exudes. Its almost daunting, to think about how much more there is that we want to accomplish as the Steep Canyon Rangers. Each time I get off stage, I ask myself, Was that fun? Did that feed your soul? Thats how we go about it, and more times than not, the answer is a rounding Yes. Were totally committed."
|Event Date||03-14-2018 8:00 pm|
|Event End Date||03-14-2018 10:30 pm|
|Location||Sheldon Concert Hall|