Panhandle PBS supporters can meet Steep Canyon Rangers
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Steep Canyon Rangers will perform Feb. 8.
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Bluegrass greats Steep Canyon Rangers will perform Feb. 8 in Amarillo, and Panhandle PBS supporters have a chance to meet the band.

The Grammy Award-winning ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.

Fans can purchase ticket packages through Panhandle PBS, and a portion of the cost will help support the station.

For $100, fans can get two tickets to the concert. For $200, a limited number of fans can get two tickets and two meet-and-greet passes.

For these packages, call 806-371-5479 or click here.

Steep Canyon Rangers are Asheville, N.C.'s Grammy Award-winners, perennial Billboard chart-toppers, and frequent collaborators of the renowned banjoist (and occasional comedian) Steve Martin.

The Rangers are made up of Woody Platt on guitar and vocals, Graham Sharp on banjo and vocals, Mike Guggino on mandolin/mandola and vocals, Nicky Sanders on fiddle and vocals, Mike Ashworth on drums and vocals, and Barrett Smith on bass and vocals.

On the band's last album, Out in the Open, Steep Canyon Rangers affirmed its place as one of the most versatile bands in contemporary American music. The sextet has spent nearly two decades bending and shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country, and folk rock to create something original.

The band's next album, Be Still Moses, arrives March 6 on Yep Roc Records. It's inspired by a 2019 collaboration between the Rangers, Philadelphia soul legends Boyz II Men and the Asheville Symphony.

Featuring beguiling reworks of hits and rarities from Steep Canyon Rangers’ illustrious career, the collaborators share a fresh take on “Radio,” the IBMA Song of The Year-nominated title track from the band’s 2015 No. 1 Bluegrass album.

Ultimately a celebration of Asheville’s thriving and diverse musical community, the roots of Be Still Moses stem back half a decade to a conversation between Asheville-based music producer Michael Selverne, Jessica Tomasin (of Echo Mountain recording studio) and David Whitehill, the executive director of the Asheville Symphony.

The trio had an idea to break down the barrier between the orchestra and Asheville’s world-class roots music scene, bringing the musicians together for one-of-a-kind collaborations while forging even closer bonds within the city’s tight-knit artistic community.

The successful experiment reaches its natural next step as the Symphony pairs with perhaps Asheville’s best-known musical exports for a full-length album.

With Selverne producing, the collaborators reimagine work throughout the duration of SCR’s chart-topping, award-winning career – from 2007’s Call The Captain through 2018’s Let Me Out of This Town

Steep Canyon Rangers will tour throughout 2020.