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Enjoy the concert of the summer at beautiful Fairfield Lake!
The Carolina Chocolate Drops and Steep Canyon Rangers are performing Friday, July 25th as part of the Andy Roddick Summer Soiree. We hope you will join us! Your entry will help fund our new Boys and Girls Club of the Plateau, includes dinner, street festival and more!
The Steep Canyon Rangers (SCR) are an American bluegrass band from Brevard, North Carolina.
In 2008, the band received a nomination from International Bluegrass Music Association for "Album and Gospel Performance of the Year."
The band were featured performers on the June 27, 2009 broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion," with the addition of Steve Martin on the banjo.
It was announced on June 13, 2011, that the SCR signed with Rounder Records. SCR’s lead singer Woody Platt said the Rangers “are honored to join Rounder Records and be a part of such a rich musical history."
The International Bluegrass Music Association awarded Martin and SCR Entertainer of the Year in 2011.
In 2013 their album "Nobody Knows You" won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. The previous year, their 2012 collaboration with Steve Martin, "Rare Bird Alert," was nominated for the same award.
In early 2012, Grammy award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops released their studio album Leaving Eden (Nonesuch Records) produced by Buddy Miller.
The traditional African-American string band's album was recorded in Nashville and featured founding members Rhiannon Giddens and Dom Flemons, along with multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins and cellist Leyla McCalla, already a familiar presence at the group's live shows.
With Flemons and McCalla now concentrating on solo work, the group's 2014 lineup will feature two more virtuosic players alongside Giddens and Jenkins - cellist Malcolm Parson and multi-instrumentalist Rowan Corbett - illustrating the expansive, continually exploratory nature of the Chocolate Drops' music.
Expect a new disc from this quartet in 2015.