Brevard’s STEEP CANYON RANGERS continue to push the boundaries of American music by teaming with JOE HENRY (in the studio) and the ASHEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (onstage). This ain’t yer grandaddy’s bluegrass!

Though they’ve just released their second album with banjo-wielding comedy legend Steve Martin, the Grammy-award sextet STEEP CANYON RANGERS have gathered no moss. They’ve just wrapped sessions for their 10th album, to be released in early 2018, with JOE HENRY behind the boards.


And they’ve also booked a one-of-a-kind performance at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville on SATURDAY, JANUARY 27th: A joint show with members of the ASHEVILLE SYMPHONY!


Get show and ticket info HERE

GRAMMY® Award-winning 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 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 that’s packed with hits.” Now, in 2017, the band is working on their highly anticipated tenth studio album. “It’s really gratifying to play music with people you can trust, who hear something and pull what’s 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 aren’t 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.

“We’re just getting started,” guitarist/lead vocalist Woody Platt exudes. “It’s 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?’ That’s how we go about it, and more times than not, the answer is a rounding ‘Yes.’ We’re totally committed.”

 Until the new album comes out early next year, tide yourself over with these Steep Canyon titles, in-stock now at Horizon!