Steep Canyon Rangers with The Long Shots – at the Cedar

Steep Canyon Rangers
The Long Shots
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 7:30pm

KFAI is proud to sponsor the Steep Canyon Rangers at the Cedar Cultural Center on Thursday, December 5, at 7:30 pm.

Since 2009, the Steep Canyon Rangers have received widespread acclaim as Steve Martin’s backing band, but in 2012 the music community really tipped its hat to the quintet by presenting them with the Grammy® for Best Bluegrass Album for Nobody Knows You.

The follow-up to their Grammy win is a freewheeling and high-energy collection of 12 original songs entitled Tell the Ones I Love. The album showcases the Steep Canyon Rangers’ myriad talents— instrumental agility, tight harmony vocals, and inventive songwriting, not to mention the integration of percussion. Tell the Ones I Love is a testament to just how far the boundaries of bluegrass can be stretched.

Live, the band revel in a freewheeling, high-energy approach to their music that will captivate and appeal to not only bluegrass fans, but also those who are not die-hard fans – yet!

(Please note: Steve Martin will NOT be performing with the Steep Canyon Rangers on this date.)

St. Paul-based youthful bluegrass outfit The Long Shots (named after a Steep Canyons song, no less!) opens.

More information is available at The Cedar Cultural Center.