The band Steep Canyon Rangers stands together in front of a brightly colored brick building.

Steep Canyon Rangers

Virtual Event
March 26, 2021
7:30 PM EST

Registration for this event closes at 12 PM EST on March 26. Available on-demand for all ticketholders for 72 hours, beginning on March 26, 2021 at 7:30 PM EST.

Suggested ticket donation (per household) is $15. Tickets available starting at $0. 

Formed right here in Chapel Hill, Steep Canyon Rangers effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. Their mix of serious chops and good-natured fun earned them a Grammy nomination for their 2019 album, North Carolina Songbook and have also drawn celebrated comedian/banjoist Steve Martin to them after headlining bluegrass mainstays Merlefest and Grey Fox Bluegrass. These world-class musicians are just as at home taking the stage at Carnegie Hall as they are knee-deep in a mountain brook, fly rod in hand.

The Rangers released a total of three albums in 2020, including a collection of all original works, Arm in Arm, which “captures the North Carolina group’s innovative spirit, weaving in jazz, gospel, folk, and even rock phrases, creating an intimate and intricate sound that challenges, cajoles, and comforts.” (No Depression)

Made up of Woody Platt on guitar and vocals, Graham Sharp on banjo and vocals, Mike Guggino on mandolin/mandola and vocals, Nicky Sanders on fiddle and vocals, Mike Ashworth on drums and vocals, and Barrett Smith on bass and vocals, Steep Canyon Rangers are sure to bring their beloved traditions, harmonies, and energy to their first-ever virtual event at Carolina Performing Arts.

Runtime: approximately one hour and 40 minutes. This concert was previously recorded. Filming/recording of CPA streamed events is not permitted. If you have questions or concerns related to accessibility, please contact us. You can also check out our livestream events guide.

Special Thanks


Betsy Battle

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