Steep Canyon Rangers with Members of the Asheville Symphony

The Steep Canyon Rangers come to the ExploreAsheville.com Arena on Saturday, January 27th at 8pm with members of the Asheville Symphony and River Whyless. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 15th at 10am and will be available through the USCC Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000.

VIP upgrades are available and include a signed poster and access to exclusive cash bar & viewing area, located under section 224. Important note: VIP add-on does not permit entry to the show. All VIP add-ons must be accompanied by a regular price ticket. Please call the box office at 828-259-5736 with any questions about VIP details prior to purchasing.

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.”

Steep Canyon Rangers is:
Woody Platt – Guitar, Lead Vocals
Mike Guggino – Mandolin, Vocals
Charles Humphrey – Bass, Vocals
Graham Sharp – Banjo, Vocals
Nicky Sanders – Fiddle, Vocals
Michael Ashworth – Percussion

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87 Haywood St, 28801
Asheville
27 January , Saturday 20:00

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