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NEWS 11 Feb 2013

Nobody Knows You From Steep Canyon Rangers Wins Grammy Award For Best Bluegrass Album 


(Feb. 11, 2013) - Nobody Knows You from Bluegrass sensation Steep Canyon Rangers was named Best Bluegrass Album at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 10 in Los Angeles.

This is the band's first GRAMMY win and second nomination. They were nominated in the same category at the 2012 ceremony for their album Rare Bird Alert, a collaboration with comedy icon Steve Martin.

Nobody Knows You, released April 10, 2012, is the seventh album from the North Carolina-based group and their Rounder Records debut. Met with critical and commercial acclaim, Nobody Knows You - co-produced by 9-time GRAMMY winner Gary Paczosa - is fueled by deft musicianship, original songwriting, distinctive vocals and creative arrangements that eschew all formulas

The band's GRAMMY win comes less than a week after they disembarked from their inaugural floating bluegrass festival, Mountain Song at Sea. Featuring performances from groups such as Punch Brothers, The Del McCoury Band and David Grisman Sextet, the Mountain Song at Sea Bluegrass cruise brings the group's annual Mountain Song Festival to the high seas.

Coming off their GRAMMY win the band will continue touring extensively, including stops at MerleFest and Telluride Bluegrass Festival. They will also be performing multiple shows with Steve Martin, joined on select dates by singer/songwriter Edie Brickell, including appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman (April 23), The View (April 24) and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (May 6).

SCR will begin recording their next album at Levon Helm Studios in late February with Larry Campbell producing. Campbell is a three-time GRAMMY award-winning producer and currently serves as musical director for the Levon Helm Midnight Ramble concerts. He has produced for artists such as Helm, Bob Dylan, B.B. King and Sheryl Crow, as well as toured as a multi-instrumentalist with Helm, Dylan and Buddy Miller.

The Steep Canyon Rangers are Mike Guggino (mandolin), Charles Humphrey III (bass), Woody Platt (guitar), Nicky Sanders (fiddle) and Graham Sharp (banjo). The group first formed during their college days at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ten years later, the band has only deepened their commitment to roots music performing with fierce instrumental prowess, but also providing deeply moving songwriting and harmonies, infusing traditional bluegrass with contemporary themes and arrangements.

For more information, please visit www.SteepCanyon.com.

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Nobody Knows You tracklist:

1) Nobody Knows You


2) Rescue Me

3) Easy To Love

4) Between Midnight And The Dawn

5) As I Go

6) Natural Disaster

7) Ungrateful One

8) Summer Winds

9) Open Country

10) Knob Creek

11) Reputation

12) Long Shot

Kind Words:

"The Steep Canyon Rangers, with whom I have had the great pleasure of touring and have shared the wonderful honor of IBMA's Entertainer of the Year Award, are not only great musicians who continue to explore both the new and old styles of bluegrass and bring a fresh energy to the traditions of American music, but they are also really fun on a bus." - Steve Martin

"The traditional bluegrass group from North Carolina have demonstrated talent for more than sonorous harmony and breakneck fiddle instrumentals; they also served as world-class straight men when they backed Steve Martin on a spate of prominent festival dates, including a gig at the 2010 Bonnaroo festival. Their 2011 record with Mr. Martin, Rare Bird Alert (Rounder), was whimsical and adroit; this performance will revolve around the lead vocals of the member Woody Platt, who is quite the charmer himself." - Stacey Anderson, New York Times

"[The album's] dozen songs do a fine job of telling you just who the Steep Canyon Rangers are in 2012. The Steeps' sound is decisively bluegrass, but while they don't break the rules, they leave them badly bent, avoiding the usual formulas. Though it's the overall sound of the Steeps, informed by the past, but not bound by it, that really sets the band apart. The feel is a bit like a tightly disciplined, song-oriented jam band." - Bluegrass Unlimited

For more information please contact:

Kissy Black

Lotos Nile

615-298-1144

[email protected]

Ashley Moyer

Lotos Nile

615-298-1144

[email protected]

Regina Joskow
Rounder Records
617-218-4503
[email protected]

Nobody Knows You EPK available here.

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