While students at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, the newly formed Steep Canyon Rangers took home first prize at the 2001 RockyGrass competition in Lyons, CO. Just a few short years later they were on a different podium, accepting the GRAMMY Award for “best bluegrass album” with their tremendous Nobody Knows You. They joined forces with Steve Martin for 2011’s Rare Bird Alert, which climbed through the billboard charts and is hailed as a modern classic.