Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Announce 2012 Tour Dates
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Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers have announced tour dates in support of their bluegrass album, Rare Bird Alert (Rounder Records), which recently received a Grammy® nomination for Best Bluegrass Album. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers will make stops at several venues and festivals including a performance at the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, CA, as well as multiple nights with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston, MA. The tour comes on the heels of a banner year that saw Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers winning 'Entertainer of the Year' at the 2011 International Bluegrass Association Awards.
About the band: "In the roughly three years since Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers have been touring together they have delighted audiences at Bonnaroo, New Orleans' Jazzfest and The Newport Folk Festival to name a few." The album features 13 new Martin-penned tracks, including a live version of "King Tut," and special guest vocals from Paul McCartney and the Dixie Chicks. Martin co-wrote two songs from the album with the Steep Canyon Rangers. Rare Bird Alert was produced by Tony Trischka and released on Rounder Records.
Steve Martin is a four-time Grammy® winner, the latest for The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo, which won Best Bluegrass Album (2009), in addition he won for his collaboration with Earl Scruggs on Foggy Mountain Breakdown (2001) and two for comedy albums Wild and Crazy Guy (1978) and Let's Get Small (1977.)
The current list of 2012 Tour Dates is as follows with additional dates to be announced soon.
2.10.2012 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino- Grand Theatre
2.11.2012 Porterville, CA Eagle Mountain Casino
4.28.2012 Indio, CA Stagecoach Festival
4.29.2012 Santa Barbara, CA The Granada
5.29.2012 Boston, MA Symphony Hall
5.30.2012 Boston, MA Symphony Hall
6.21.2012 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre