Martin, Steep Canyon Rangers announce tour
COUNTRY STANDARD TIME
HomeNewsInterviewsCD ReleasesCD ReviewsConcertsArtistsArchive
 

Martin, Steep Canyon Rangers announce tour

Thursday, January 19, 2012 – Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers announced tour dates in support of "Rare Bird Alert" (Rounder Records), a Grammy nominee for Best Bluegrass Album.

Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers will make stops at several venues and festivals including a performance at the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, Cal. and multiple nights with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Martin is a four-time Grammy winner, the latest for "The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo," which won Best Bluegrass Album (2009), in addition he won for his collaboration with Earl Scruggs on "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" (2001) and two for comedy albums "Wild and Crazy Guy" (1978) and "Let's Get Small "(1977)

Tour dates are:

Feb. 10 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino- Grand Theatre

Feb. 11 Porterville, CA Eagle Mountain Casino

April 28 Indio, CA Stagecoach Festival

April 29 Santa Barbara, CA The Granada

May 29-30 Boston Symphony Hall

June 21 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre

More dates will be announced soon.


More news


CD reviews

CD review - Arm in Arm The Steep Canyon Rangers are best known over the past decade for backing Steve Martin in his musical pursuits, but the North Carolina-based outfit has been active since 2000, and "Arm In Arm" marks their third release in 2020 alone. Bluegrass is at the core of the music infused with substantial doses of country, folk and rock. The set kicks off with a pair of the stronger bluegrass tunes that are thematically polar opposite with "One Drop of Rain" lamenting a troubled ...
CD review - North Carolina Songbook The mandolin and fiddle instrumental break during "Stand By Me," exemplifies what makes Steep Canyon Rangers' "Songbook" something special. "Stand By Me" has likely already been covered to death. You may say that until you reach this instrumental insertion, which - for a moment - may make you believe this supportive lyric was always part of a bluegrass song. Steep Canyon Rangers plays an album of all covers, recorded live at MerleFest 2019, and it's ...
CD review - Be Still Moses In many ways, Steep Canyon Ranger's remarkable collaboration with the Asheville Symphony marks a turning point in the band's career. It's the culmination of a trajectory that has brought them from their place among the contemporary bluegrass/nu-grass elite to a new position as a mainstream ensemble. That's evidenced by the fact that at this point, their songs are no longer confined to any genre in particular. A most unlikely union with Boyz II Men on the gospel-tinged title ...


©Country Standard Time • Jeffrey B. Remz, editor & publisher • countrystandardtime@gmail.com
AboutCopyrightNewsletterOur sister publication Standard Time
Subscribe to Country Music News Country News   Subscribe to Country Music CD Reviews CD Reviews   Follow us on  Twitter    Instagram    Facebook