One of the things that I am enjoying about writing this blog is that I get to learn about the music that I listen to. huh? you say, well, you see a lot of the music I listen to I pick up at deeply discounted prices at my favorite used CD store Tunes in Marlton. So, I may pick up a band like The Steep Canyon Rangers for say, oh, $ 3.99 or less bring it home and listen to it and think that it’s good and not understand why it was in the bargain bin, well, Edward maybe it’s because it’s not their main client’s “cup of tea”! Anyway, as I was researching this post for the second album I listened to today The Steep Canyon Rangers, the band’s self-titled debut album released in 2004. I discovered that they are now an award winning band. They won the International Bluegrass Music Association (IMBA) Album of the Year in 2008 f or Lovin’ Pretty Women and in 2006 they had been named Emerging Artist of the Year and, oh, they are also are Steve Martin’s backing band on his Grammy Award winning album The Crow and will start touring with him on April 19th. Not bad for the quintet from Asheville, N.C. Their latest album Deep in the Shade released in October 2009 is the band’s fourth album! The band is composed of: Woody Platt (guitar and lead vocals), Graham Sharp (banjo, harmony vocals, Mike Guggino (mandolin and harmony vocals), Charles R. Humphrey III (bass and harmony vocals) and Nicky Sanders (fiddle and harmony vocals).