Brevard’s Steep Canyon Rangers were already considered a top-notch bluegrass band before hooking up with comedian-turned-banjo-picker Steve Martin.
But touring and recording with Martin has exposed the group to a broader audience. In February, the band followed up a Best Bluegrass Album Grammy win for 2012’s “Nobody Knows You” by recording at Levon Helm’s Woodstock, N.Y., studio with producer Larry Campbell.
After a year touring with Martin and Edie Brickel as well as on their own, SCR returns to Neighborhood Theatre on Saturday. The Observer recently spoke to guitarist Woody Platt about the new “Tell the Ones I Love” album, working with Martin, and the mainstreaming of acoustic music.