Asheville, North Carolina’s Grammy winners are the most recognizable modern name in bluegrass music. Steep Canyon Rangers have headlined top bluegrass festivals such as Merlefest and Grey Fox Bluegrass, only to then be discovered by Steve Martin, famous actor 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 band has continued to tour extensively on their own, without Martin, and have expanded their genre into country and Americana with the addition of a drummer, alongside an incredibly versatile bassist. The Rangers are often compared to The Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and the Zac Brown Band.