Across the Blue Ridge #24 - The Steep Canyon Rangers, Blue Ridge music, and tunes from Texas

Across the Blue Ridge #24 - The Steep Canyon Rangers, Blue Ridge music, and tunes from Texas

3:33pm Jun 10, 2016
The Steep Canyon Rangers are one of the hottest bluegrass bands on the scene today, with an appeal that transcends generations and backgrounds. This week, Across the Blue Ridge host Paul Brown interviews band member Graham Sharp and plays some of the band’s songs.
Steep Canyon Rangers

The Steep Canyon Rangers are one of the hottest bluegrass bands on the scene today. A few friends from UNC-Chapel Hill started the band. They decided they’d have to perform at the top levels, and needed to write their own songs to do so. They impressed comedian and banjo picker Steve Martin enough that he’s called on them repeatedly to tour with him. On their own, they follow a heavy touring schedule with songs both classic-sounding and genre-bending. Across the Blue Ridge host Paul Brown talks with band member Graham Sharp on this week’s show, and plays some of the Rangers’ music. Plus … fiddle tunes and songs from and about Texas, featuring a couple of rare old pieces performed by Howard Raines and Tricia Spencer. We start the show with some powerful Blue Ridge music from The Camp Creek Boys, and the show just rolls along picking up speed from there.

Episode 24 Playlist

  1. June Apple – Camp Creek Boys
    Camp Creek Boys Old Time String Band
    County Records 1967
     
  2. Destination Love – Lynn Morris Band
    You’ll Never Be The Sun
    Rounder 2009
     
  3. Red Rocking Chair – Charlie Monroe
    Charlie Monroe The Starday Sessions
    Gusto 2012
     
  4. I’m Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing – Charlie Monroe
    Charlie Monroe His Recordings 1938-56
    Bear Family 2007
     
  5. Away Out On The Mountain – Jimmie Rodgers
    Essential Jimmie Rodgers
    Sony Legacy 1997
     
  6. Little Darlin’ Pal of Mine – South Carolina Broadcasters
    Tell Me Truly
    CD Baby 2015
     
  7. BREAK 1
    Great Big Taters In The Sandy Land – A. Robic & The Exertions
    Old Time Music Dance Party
    Flying Fish 1987
     
  8. Radio – The Steep Canyon Rangers
    Radio
    Rounder 2016
     
  9. Down That Road Again – The Steep Canyon Rangers
    Radio
    Rounder 2016
     
  10. Wasted – The Steep Canyon Rangers
    Radio
    Rounder 2016
     
  11. BREAK 2
    Looking Glass – The Steep Canyon Rangers
    Radio
    Rounder 2016
     
  12. Duck Creek – Howard Rains & Tricia Spencer
    The Old Texas Fiddle Volume 2
    CD Baby 2015
     
  13. Old Paint -- Howard Rains & Tricia Spencer
    The Old Texas Fiddle Volume 2
     
  14. Texas On A Saturday Night – The Time Jumpers
    The Time Jumpers
    Rounder 2012
     
  15. San Antonio Rose – Patsy Cline
    Patsy Cline The Ultimate Collection  Disc 1
    Hip-O Records 2000 
     
  16. Under the Double Eagle – Chubby Wise
    Chubby Wise An American Original
    Pinecastle Records 1995