Steep Canyon Rangers got their start in college at UNC-Chapel Hill, before diving head first into bluegrass in its most traditional form. Over the years, the band has risen to the top of the bluegrass genre, headlining top festivals, such as Merlefest and Grey Fox Bluegrass, only to then be discovered by Steve Martin, famous actor/comedian and banjo player. Martin has taken the Rangers on a nearly decade long tour, introducing them to hundreds of thousands of new fans and giving them prime time TV exposure. The Rangers have become big players in the bluegrass/country and Americana scene, and are often compared to artists in the country rock genre, such as The Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and the modern Zac Brown Band.
The Gibson Brothers, a celebrated bluegrass duo, were named back-to-back Entertainers of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2012 and 2013. A mix of country, soul and seventies rock, their latest album, “Mockingbird,” further cements the sibling duo as musical trailblazers. They are superb, harmonizing as only siblings can, and they have long been a band awarded for their songs and songwriting.
More artists will be joining the lineup at a later date.