steep canyon rangers

WNCW Host Martin Anderson
Photo by Vicki Dameron

In this show we play some heavy hitting favorites, with western NC’s Steep Canyon Rangers showing up in the playlist, and a new and decidedly different approach from The Decemberists, plus one of our favorite Americana bands from Brooklyn, with a new single from Yarn. We’ll also get to some nifty jazz and violin tunes as well as feature an up and coming old time band from the high country here in the old north state.

Joe Kendrick, Graham Sharp, Martin Anderson, Roland Dierauf, Scotty Roberton, Woody Platt, and Mike Ashworth in the hallway of WNCW after an on air visit.
Photo by Vicki Dameron

Woody Platt, Graham Sharp, and Mike Ashworth of the Steep Canyon Rangers visited with Scotty on the air this past week during New Tunes at Two.  We featured their new album 'Out in the Open' and they also performed a live tune.  They perform this Saturday, January 27 at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville, NC. 

Steep Canyon Rangers Announce Out In The Open - Out Jan 26, 2018

Album Release Show for "Out In The Open"
Steep Canyon Rangers with Special Guests River Whyless

January 27, 2018 at 8:00pm
ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville, NC
Click here for Tickets

Down the Road BRMT | Ep. 12: What is Bluegrass?

Jul 13, 2017

It started in Kentucky but quickly caught on across the Blue Ridge Mountains. Back in the ‘40s and '50s, musicians started playing their old instruments in new ways with lots of giddy-up. From Earl Scruggs to Steep Canyon Rangers, North Carolina has laid claim to the top talents in blistering bluegrass music.

Steep Canyon Rangers

Jun 2, 2016
Steep Canyon Rangers
Courtesy of Artist

Having WNCW as our hometown station provides a sounding-board and a resource for SCR and so many other fine bands from our area. Hearing great new music played alongside the classics gives a true perspective on how it all fits together. WNCW also serves as a reminder of how effective and inspirational community radio can be. Thanks WNCW!  - Graham Sharp (Banjo, Vocals), Steep Canyon Rangers