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KVNF Live! - Steep Canyon Rangers with Front Country, 7/30/15

Jeff Reynolds

2015 Ridgway Summer Concert Series, Week 5 - Steep Canyon Rangers with Front Country

Steep Canyon Rangers are an American bluegrass band from Brevard, North Carolina. In 2013, the Steep Canyon Rangers' solo album Nobody Knows You won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. The previous year, their 2012 collaboration with Steve Martin, Rare Bird Alert, was nominated for the same award. Steep Canyon Rangers have recorded 9 solo albums plus two collaborative albums with Steve Martin. SCR performed as a quintet for nearly a decade before intermittent touring began as a sextet with Steve Martin; the band still performs in both configurations. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Front Country is a San Francisco-based bluegrass band. In 2013 they became the third-ever band to win both the RockyGrass and Telluride Bluegrass Festival band contests and they have been in-demand ever since. Their debut album, Sake of the Sound, is available worldwide.

<i>Steep Canyon Rangers, 1st set</i>

<i>Steep Canyon Rangers, 2nd set</i>

A native Texan, Jeff was bitten by the Colorado "bug" after graduating from UT-Austin. He arrived in Paonia on the October full moon of 1978, and has been involved with KVNF since its earliest days. His first KVNF show was "Sunday Night Live," which featured live musicians performing in the original Garvin Mesa garage/studio.