The Steep Canyon Rangers are an American bluegrass band from Brevard, North Carolina, USA. Formed in 2001, they have built a reputation as an engaging acoustic quintet seasoned by constant touring. Members are Woody Platt (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Mike Guggino (Mandolin/Vocals), Graham Sharp (Banjo/Vocals), Charles R. Humphrey III (Bass/Vocals) and Nicky Sanders (Fiddle/Vocals). Before being nominated for two International Bluegrass Music awards in 2008 (including Album of the Year...
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The Steep Canyon Rangers are an American bluegrass band from Brevard, North Carolina.
In 2013 their album Nobody Knows You won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. The previous year, their 2012 collaboration with Steve Martin, Rare Bird Alert, was nominated for the same award.
The International Bluegrass Music Association awarded Martin and SCR Entertainer of the Year in 2011.
In 2008, the band received a nomination from International Bluegrass Music Association for "Album and Gospel Performance of the Year".
The band were featured performers on the June 27, 2009 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, with the addition of Steve Martin on the banjo.
It was announced on June 13, 2011 that the Steep Canyon Rangers signed with Rounder Records, with SCR's lead singer Woody Platt saying the Rangers "are honored to join Rounder Records and be a part of such a rich musical history."
The quintet features: