A note of thanks from Steep Canyon Rangers

Graham Sharp, banjo player with Steep Canyon Rangers, asked us to share these words of gratitude on behalf of the band regarding their selection, along with Steve Martin, as the 2011 IBMA Entertainer of the Year.

“Standing on stage at the Ryman last night accepting the award in front of my heroes and peers was truly the most humbling moment of my musical life.

Thank you to the voters and everyone involved in the IBMA, congratulations to all the winners and nominees, especially Dailey & Vincent on their great run of three years. We will do everything in our power to represent this great music the best we can.

Thanks to Steve Martin for believing in us and, most of all, thanks to all the bluegrass lovers out there.

See you down the road, Graham Sharp and all the Rangers”

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.