Steep Canyon Rangers Celebrate Second Consecutive GRAMMY Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album

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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 Awards.

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 arrangements.

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.