NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 7, 2012 – Grammy nominated, IBMA Entertainers of the Year, the Steep Canyon Rangers, have released new videos in support of their 5th album, “Nobody Knows You.” Gaining international notoriety as bandmates with entertainment icon Steve Martin, these videos are bringing the Steep Canyon Rangers to audiences beyond their already devoted bluegrass, folk, Americana and jamband fanbase.
The Steep Canyon Rangers released their first official video, for the upbeat foot-stomping song “Long Shot,” which was filmed in their home of Brevard, North Carolina. “Long Shot,” is being featured on CMT’s Pure 12-Pack Countdown. The band is mobilizing fans to stream the video and vote for them on CMT.com.
“The traditional bluegrass group from North Carolina have demonstrated talent for more than sonorous harmony and breakneck fiddle instrumentals,” says Stacey Anderson, of the New York Times. This proves true in the next set of videos the Steep Canyon Rangers have put together. A series of webisodes that highlight each individual member of the quintet. They have released five videos, one per member, including Charles Humphrey III (bass/vocals), Mike Guggino (mandolin/vocals), Graham Sharp (banjo/vocals), Nicky Sanders (fiddle/vocals) and Woody Platt (guitar/lead vocals).
Each video includes band members discussing such topics as why the band came together and background on how they found their individual paths in music. The videos highlight the unique talents of each member of the Steep Canyon Rangers. These videos will give fans and critics alike a taste for their musical styles and influences.
The Steep Canyon Rangers will continue a rigorous tour schedule throughout this summer as a quintet and with Steve Martin. “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,” says Martin, “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.”