CANYON RANGERS WINS GRAMMY AWARD

NOBODY KNOWS YOU
FROM STEEP CANYON RANGERS WINS GRAMMY AWARD FOR BEST BLUEGRASS
ALBUM


(Feb. 11, 2013) – Nobody Knows You from
Bluegrass sensation Steep Canyon Rangers was named Best Bluegrass Album at
the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 10 in Los Angeles.


This is the band’s first GRAMMY win and second nomination. They
were nominated in the same category at the 2012 ceremony for their album
Rare Bird Alert, a collaboration with comedy icon Steve
Martin.

Nobody Knows You, released April 10, 2012, is the seventh album
from the North Carolina-based group and their Rounder Records debut. Met
with critical and commercial acclaim, Nobody Knows You
co-produced by 9-time GRAMMY winner Gary Paczosa – is fueled by deft
musicianship, original songwriting, distinctive vocals and creative
arrangements that eschew all formulas.

The band’s GRAMMY win comes less than a week after
they disembarked from their inaugural floating bluegrass festival, Mountain
Song at Sea. Featuring performances from groups such as Punch Brothers, The
Del McCoury Band and David Grisman Sextet, the Mountain Song at Sea
Bluegrass cruise brings the group’s annual Mountain Song Festival to
the high seas.

Coming off their GRAMMY win the band will continue touring extensively,
including stops at MerleFest and Telluride Bluegrass Festival. They will
also be performing multiple shows with Steve Martin, joined on select dates
by singer/songwriter Edie Brickell, including appearances on The Late Show
with David Letterman (April 23), The View (April 24) and Late Night with
Jimmy Fallon (May 6).

SCR will begin recording their next album at Levon Helm Studios in late
February with Larry Campbell producing. Campbell is a three-time GRAMMY
award-winning producer and currently serves as musical director for the
Levon Helm Midnight Ramble concerts. He has produced for artists such as
Helm, Bob Dylan, B.B. King and Sheryl Crow, as well as toured as a
multi-instrumentalist with Helm, Dylan and Buddy Miller.

The
Steep Canyon Rangers are Mike Guggino (mandolin), Charles Humphrey III
(bass), Woody Platt (guitar), Nicky Sanders (fiddle) and Graham Sharp
(banjo). The group first formed during their college days at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ten years later, the band has only
deepened their commitment to roots music performing with fierce
instrumental prowess, but also providing deeply moving songwriting and
harmonies, infusing traditional bluegrass with contemporary themes and
arrangements.

For more information, please visit www.SteepCanyon.com.

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Nobody Knows You
tracklist:
1. Nobody Knows You
2. Rescue Me
3. Easy To Love
4. Between Midnight And The Dawn
5. As I Go
6. Natural Disaster
7. Ungrateful One
8. Summer Winds
9. Open Country
10. Knob Creek
11. Reputation
12. Long Shot

Kind
Words:
“The Steep Canyon Rangers, with whom I have had the great
pleasure of touring and have shared the wonderful honor of IBMA’s
Entertainer of the Year Award, are not only great musicians who continue to
explore both the new and old styles of bluegrass and bring a fresh energy
to the traditions of American music, but they are also really fun on a
bus.” – Steve Martin
“The traditional bluegrass group from North Carolina
have demonstrated talent for more than sonorous harmony and breakneck
fiddle instrumentals; they also served as world-class straight men when
they backed Steve Martin on a spate of prominent festival dates, including
a gig at the 2010 Bonnaroo festival. Their 2011 record with Mr. Martin,
Rare Bird Alert (Rounder), was whimsical and adroit; this
performance will revolve around the lead vocals of the member Woody Platt,
who is quite the charmer himself.” – Stacey Anderson, New
York Times

“[The album’s] dozen songs do a fine job of telling you
just who the Steep Canyon Rangers are in 2012. The Steeps’ sound is
decisively bluegrass, but while they don’t break the rules, they
leave them badly bent, avoiding the usual formulas. Though it’s the
overall sound of the Steeps, informed by the past, but not bound by it,
that really sets the band apart. The feel is a bit like a tightly
disciplined, song-oriented jam band.” – Bluegrass
Unlimited

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