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Steep Canyon Rangers

with The Steel Wheels

Thursday, September 21, 2017. 7:30 PM.

Chautauqua Auditorium
Tickets: $23.00 - $38.00 ($20.00 - $35.00 Concert Member)*  

 
Grammy® award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers unveil their highly anticipated ninth studio album, “Radio,” a project that further illustrates the band’s dynamic songwriting, instrumental virtuosity and high-energy performance. Members Woody Platt (guitar), Graham Sharp (banjo), Charles R. Humphrey III (bass), Mike Guggino (mandolin), Nicky Sanders (fiddle) and Mike Ashworth (box kit) are also known for collaborations with actor/comedian and respected banjo player Steve Martin and esteemed singer-songwriter Edie Brickell. The Steep Canyon Rangers’ “Radio” was produced by fourteen-time Grammy® winner, Jerry Douglas (John Oates, Alison Krauss, Del McCoury Band) and recorded at Asheville, North Carolina’s Echo Mountain Recording Studio. The album’s twelve all-original bluegrass/ Americana tracks were written by Sharp, Humphrey, Platt and Guggino in varying degrees, including a few co-writes with fellow musicians such as Phil Barker of the Carolina bluegrass band Town Mountain. “Radio” follows Steep Canyon Rangers’ 2013 release, “Tell the Ones I Love,” which Bluegrass Today praised as “…a great mixture of today’s bluegrass styles, excellent harmonies, and a few surprises…an excellent album…”
 
Though the tune is steeped in the bluegrass that has made the sextet an in-demand live draw, banjo player and singer Sharp says the album has a wider range. ““Radio” travels the dial from top to bottom,” he says. “The album tunes into the rock channel for a little while, then the blues, then country, pop and, of course, bluegrass.”

The Steel Wheels will open tonight's show.
 

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