Monday, April 25, 2016

MerleFest 2016 Spotlight: Steep Canyon Rangers

It's finally that time of year: MerleFest week. The fest that was started in 1988 focuses on "music, moments, and memories" created through the best folk, Americana, and Bluegrass music around. Returning this year for a performance on the Watson Stage are the Steep Canyon Rangers.  

Grammy and IBMA award winners, Steep Canyon Rangers will share their pickin' skills on Thursday at 7:15.  The group has been jammin' together for a dozen years now, gracing the stages of Carnegie Hall, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Cat's Cradle and the Orange Peel. They have also had the fortune of being joined by musician and comedian Steve Martin on numerous occasions. The Steep Canyon Rangers will also be signing autographs on Thursday from 6-6:30 at the Autograph Booth.

Steep Canyon Rangers have recently released their new studio album, RADIO, produced by Dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas. The new album follows the "free wheeling and high-energy approach of their previous album, Tell the Ones I Love." Their lively records translate to energetic and interactive shows, combining the older traditions with modern appeal.

MerleFest is held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC.  Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased on their website. Visit for a day or stay for the weekend, but don't miss this foot-stompin' event.

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