Friday, July 23, 2010

Steep Canyon Rangers @ Frying Pan Farm Park

The Fairfax County Park Service provided us with a wonderful opportunity to hear quality bluegrass when they scheduled Steep Canyon Rangers to play at Frying Pan Farm Park. The band have a brief intermission from touring with Steve Martin and traveled north to provide us with their collection of bluegrass, old-time mountain, and gospel music. Most of the material came from their last two releases, Deep in the Shade and Lovin' Pretty Women, with a couple covers thrown in. These are two excellent CDs, and they played many of my favorites starting with Turn Up The Bottle, There Ain't No Easy Street, Have Mercy, Mourning Dove, Lovin' Pretty Women, and Be Still Moses. For the encore they went further back with One Dime At A Time. What a great set list - and it was written in paper - not an iPad (a Steve Martin party trick). And after the show, while we took a family tractor ride, the band stayed an hour later selling and signing gear. For their many fans in attendance it was a great opportunity to interface with the band. We look forward to seeing the Steep Canyon Rangers again wither on the road or at their music festival, the 5th Annual Mountain Song Festival, September 10th and 11th.

Additional photos are available at the MyJoog Gallery and a video of Turn Up The Bottle will be available at MyJoogTV in early August.

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