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Steep Canyon Rangers' Video is a Long Shot

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Nobody Knows YouIBMA Entertainers of the Year The Steep Canyon Rangers' new album, Nobody Knows You is quite a buzz. It's climbing the charts and is getting great reviews. The band has now released a video for the cut "Long Shot" off the album. The album was released last month and is their fifth album.

Nobody Knows You is the next level for the North Carolina quintet - Mike Guggino (mandolin/vocals), Charles Humphrey III (bass/vocals), Woody Platt (guitar/lead vocals), Nicky Sanders (fiddle/vocals) and Graham Sharp (banjo/vocals) - known for forging their own distinct path within a famously traditional genre. Having defied all notions of "deja bluegrass" since their beginnings more than 12 years ago at UNC Chapel Hill, the new album - co-produced by the band and nine-time Grammy-winner Gary Paczosa - is fueled by deft musicianship, impeccable songwriting, distinctive vocals, and creative arrangements that eschew all formulas. "We've made enough records by now that if we can't just follow what we want to do," says

Graham Sharp, who wrote seven of the album's dozen songs, "then what's the point of us doing it?" The result - which blasts out of the box with the album's buoyantly mold-breaking title track - is the most adventurous and fully realized accomplishment Steep Canyon Rangers have achieved to date, and the record is poised to bring them to audiences beyond their already devoted bluegrass, folk, Americana and jam band fan base.

The band's acclaimed 2010 album Deep In The Shade remained in Billboard's Bluegrass Top 10 for 18 weeks. In March 2011, Rare Bird Alert - the band's Grammy nominated collaborative Rounder Records' album with actor/writer/director/comedy legend/banjo player Steve Martin and featuring special guest vocals from Paul McCartney and the Dixie Chicks - debuted at #1 on Billboard's Bluegrass Chart and at #43 on the Billboard Top 200.

Contributing key performances at festivals like MerleFest and Bonnaroo alongside Steve Martin throughout 2011, the Steep Canyon Rangers also performed alone as a quintet on stages such as Telluride, RockyGrass, and 'A Prairie Home Companion' with Garrison Keillor. Recent national and international television appearances by the band with Steve Martin include The View, Late Show With David Letterman, The Colbert Report, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Austin City Limits and Later With Jools Holland.

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