eTown: Watch & Listen

Steep Canyon Rangers / Matt the Electrician

Fresh off the heals of touring with one of the countries most legendary comedians, Steve Martin, Grammy Award-winning bluegrass outfit Steep Canyon Rangers bring the core group of musicians back to eTown to share music from their latest collection of songs, fittingly titled Radio. Also with us this week is Austin-based singer/songwriter Matt The Electrician who brings his unique and witty music to the eTown stage, where he joins forces with Nick, Helen and the eTones for a few numbers. All of this, plus a great eChievement Award story about a woman who found a way to provide shoes to underprivileged children in Nicaragua.
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Paste Premieres RADIO with full album stream

Grammy award-winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers has been performing together for over a decade, frequently collaborating with comedian and musician Steve Martin. A band that constantly seems to be on the road, the band is also moving quickly toward the release of their latest album RADIO.

“This new record is the first time since the Steep Canyon Ranger’s inception that we hit the studio as a six piece,” says lead singer Woody Platt. “Our new member Mike Ashworth brought another voice to the band’s sound.” 

The album is the band’s ninth studio full-length and was produced by Jerry Douglas.

“Jerry Douglas enabled us to stay somewhat tethered to our bluegrass past but also helped us explore new sounds and directions,” Platt says. 

Stream the album in its entirety in the player above. RADIO is set for release on Aug. 28 via Rounder Records.