BY STEEP CANYON RANGERS NOMINATED FOR BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM AT THE 55TH
ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
Consecutive Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 6, 2012) – Nobody Knows
You from Bluegrass sensation Steep Canyon Rangers is nominated for
Bluegrass Album of the Year at the 55th Annual GRAMMY
Nobody Knows You, released April 10, 2012 from Rounder Records,
is the seventh album from the North Carolina-based group and their Rounder
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.
This nomination marks the second for the group, who were nominated in
this same category at last year’s GRAMMY ceremony for Rare Bird
Alert, their collaborative effort with comedy icon Steve Martin.
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
Each year the band presents the Mountain Song Festival in
their native Brevard, N.C. and will again prove their innovative spirit as
they move the festival to the open seas with Mountain Song at Sea, a
floating Bluegrass festival experience. Mountain Song at Sea will make its
inaugural voyage in February 2013.
The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air live from Los Angeles on Feb. 10,
2013. For more information, please visit www.SteepCanyon.com.
Photo credit Tim Reese