North Carolina is home to some of the nation’s finest bluegrass musicians, and Asheville-based Steep Canyon Rangers are among the very best of them. The Grammy-winning ensemble has gained fame through collaborations with comedian/banjo player Steve Martin. The band has been especially adept at melding its progressive bluegrass sound to elements of pop, country, and folk-rock.
All Music describes the band’s latest album Out in the Open as “quietly virtuosic, unassuming, and resonant.” And Slant magazine says that “for all of Out in the Open’s dazzling musicianship, what makes the greatest impression is its rich and varied songwriting, unassumingly yet unmistakably moving the boundaries of what this genre can be.”
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North Carolina folk duo Chatham Rabbits opens the show. The husband-and-wife team of Austin and Sarah McCombie sold out at Cat’s Cradle for their CD debut concert and are building a following with their compelling songwriting and warm musicianship.
Summer concerts and movies have been an NCMA tradition for two decades, and we’re excited to launch another season of great music and entertainment. Our venue—the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park—is situated in the heart of the Museum campus amid gardens, meadows, woodlands, and sculpture.