Where Great Arts Support Great Education
The Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society mission is to provide financial assistance for those families who wish to attend Catholic elementary schools and provide a values based education for their children. We do this through a series of concerts featuring Grammy nominated and award winning performers. At the same time, we look to provide a benefit to the Greater Cincinnati area by providing high quality entertainment in an upscale theater setting and offering these performances at an affordable price, providing a win for everyone. Our organization has the unique distinction of benefitting the arts as well as education.
2014-2015 CONCERT SEASON
Steep Canyon Rangers – April, 11, 2015
The Steep Canyon Rangers are an American bluegrass band from Brevard, North Carolina.
In 2013 their album Nobody Knows You won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. The previous year, their 2012 collaboration with Steve Martin, Rare Bird Alert, was nominated for the same award. The International Bluegrass Music Association awarded Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers Entertainer of the Year in 2011. In 2008, the band received a nomination from International Bluegrass Music Association for “Album and Gospel Performance of the Year”. The band were featured performers on the June 27, 2009 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, with the addition of Steve Martin on the banjo.
It was announced on June 13, 2011 that the Steep Canyon Rangers signed with Rounder Records, with SCR’s lead singer Woody Platt saying the Rangers “are honored to join Rounder Records and be a part of such a rich musical history.”
The Steep Canyon Rangers feature:
Woody Platt — guitar, lead vocals
Graham Sharp — banjo, lead/harmony vocals
Mike Guggino — mandolin, harmony vocals
Charles R. Humphrey III — bass
Nicky Sanders — fiddle
Mike Ashworth — cajon drums