(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) — Grammy Award-winning outfit Steep Canyon Rangers brings its distinctive brand of modern bluegrass to the Mahaiwe on Sunday, March 26 at 7pm. Joining them will be special guest banjoist Noam Pikelny
Perhaps best known as Steve Martin’s backup band, the Steep Canyon Rangers on their own are at the top of the contemporary bluegrass heap, headlining festivals and winning Grammy Awards for their own albums.
The North Carolina-based Steep Canyon Rangers are a bluegrass band at heart – with harmony vocals, fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, and mandolin – but go modern with the addition of drums, which gives their music an extra kit. Their original compositions are sometimes pop- or rock-style songs in a bluegrass setting.
Virtuoso banjo player Noam Pikelny is a founding member of Punch Brothers and a three-time Grammy Award nominee. In September of 2010, Pikelny was awarded the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. His record, “Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe,” was named Album of the Year at the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards.
Tickets are $25 to $60. A limited number of $15 tickets are available for audience members ages 30 and younger to the Mahaiwe’s live performances through the Mahaiwe ArtSmart Tix program. The Mahaiwe is located at 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Box office hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6pm and three hours before show times. For tickets and information, visit the Mahaiwe or call 413.528.0100.
About the Mahaiwe
Located in downtown Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is the year-round presenter of world-class music, dance, theater, classic films, Live in HD broadcasts, and arts education programs for the southern Berkshires and neighboring regions. The intimate jewel box of a theater opened in 1905. Since 2005, the performing arts center has hosted over 1,000 events and welcomed almost half a million people through its doors. The Mahaiwe has now welcomed over 16,000 students from 57 different schools for its school-time performances and residencies.