Steep Canyon Rangers in BMP

Bluegrass Music ProfilesThe latest (May/June) issue of Bluegrass Music Profiles is out, with a cover feature on Steep Canyon Rangers.

The article features an interview with guitarist and primary vocalist Woody Platt, who discusses the band’s humble beginnings, their first record deal (with Rebel Records), working with outside producers and how their material is chosen and arranged.

"There’s a formula that bluegrass music has that we tend to follow. We don’t necessarily copy it in our arrangements, but in our approach we feel like we add something youthful and fresh to bluegrass. We definitely, within the tradition, fit right in there."

Publisher Kevin Kerfoot shares a quick overview of what you’ll find inside:

In the current issue you’ll also find a DJ Profile with WSM’s Bill Cody, an interview with Balsam Range’s Darren Nicholson, Shop Talk with Wayne and Kristin Scott Benson, Larry Sparks and Jerry Butler’s Bluegrass Favorites, a Promoter Profile with Festival of the Bluegrass’s Jean Cornett, an interview with The Dixie Bee-Liners’ Buddy Woodward and Brandi Hart, and a Songwriter Profile of Jim Lauderdale.

You can read an excerpt from the Platt interview and learn more about Bluegrass Music Profiles on the magazine’s official web site.

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