The Steep Canyon Rangers all now live in or near Brevard and, except for fiddler Nicky Sanders, are the same band which came together about a decade ago as students at the University of North Carolina. Their national reputation has grown hugely since they've become associated with comedian, writer, actor, musician Steve Martin, often leading people to forget that they're much more than a backup band. It's been a great deal of fun to watch this group grow in maturity, skill, and appeal as they've created their own sound and much of their own music. The versatile Nicky Sanders on fiddle adds his wonderful command of the fiddle (It's bluegrass or I'd have to call it violin. After all, Nicky's a really fine violinist who plays bluegrass.) Altogether, the band has sharpened its image, refined its sound, and created one of the best bands in the country. As hosts of their own event here in Brevard, they're at the height of their powers.
Shawn Camp & Mike Bub
Singer/Songwriter Shaw Camp