The Steep Canyon Rangers- Top Notch Bluegrass!

Here is a band that is very close to my heart. I’ve seen the Steep Canyon Rangers in concert 5 times, and I’ve shared my pizza with them too! There is no substitute to seeing these guys live. They light the stage on fire with their fiddling and pickin’. The mandolin, banjo and bass never sounded so good, and the fiddle was never played so fast! I have watched these guys progress over the years and they have progressed so far, and their songs only keep getting better. They write all of their own music, though of course they play classics too. They’ve won countless awards by this point, and their song ‘One Dime At A Time’ was number one on the Bluegrass charts for weeks. They’ve played at the Grand Ole Opry, and recently they’ve been on tour with comedian and banjo-player Steve Martin, and even had a mention on Jimmy Fallon’s late night show.

I couldn’t recommend only one of their albums. All five of them are fantastic. ‘Knob Creek’ is one of the greatest instrumental pieces I’ve ever heard. Their newest album ‘Lovin’ Pretty Women’ is particularly excellent. If you have any interest whatsoever in Bluegrass you need to check them out. If you don’t, check them out anyway and maybe you’ll find out you do! If you can, you must go to one of their concerts and see them perform. Here’s one of their best, though more sedate, songs:

Steep Canyon Rangers- A Ramblin’ Man Is A Ramblin’ Man

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