The Steep Canyon Rangers started as a group friends playing music together for fun, but in more than a dozen years together, they have evolved into one of the most successful bluegrass bands touring today. Their recordings and dynamic live performances have earned them many accolades, including Grammy and IBMA Awards, and especially the devotion of their fans. The Steep Canyon Rangers are Woody Platt (guitar), Graham Sharp (banjo), Charles Humphrey (bass), Mike Guggino (mandolin) and Nicky Sanders (fiddle). For the past year, they’ve been joined on stage with Mike Ashworth on box kit.
They have performed at venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to London’s Hammersmith Apollo Theatre; raucous rock clubs to opera houses; jam band festivals to traditional bluegrass festivals. They split their 100+ dates per year between their own shows and sharing the stage with actor/comedian and respected banjo player Steve Martin and, more recently, with Steve and Edie Brickell, taking their music to ever-widening circles.