Episode 26 - WOODY PLATT: A Life of Fly Fishing, Guiding and Bluegrass Fame with the Grammy-Winning Steep Canyon Rangers
The Grammy-winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers began playing together as students at the University of North Carolina. Since their formation in 2000, the band has been an integral part of the Asheville, North Carolina music scene, and an absolute FORCE in the national bluegrass scene. The band won a 2012 Grammy for “Best Bluegrass Album,” and their recordings have routinely topped the Billboard bluegrass charts for more than a decade. They are also known for their work with comedian-actor and musician Steve Martin, with whom they routinely tour. Oftentimes compared to legends like The Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Zac Brown, the Steep Canyon Rangers have become one of the most recognizable names in modern bluegrass music. The band’s co-founder, guitarist, lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter is Woody Platt – an incredible musician, seasoned fly fishing guide, and life-long angler. In this episode of Waypoints, Woody and host Jim Klug talk about the band’s history, Woody’s dual professions of musician and trout guide, playing with Steve Martin, and how Woody’s love of fly fishing has been woven into his music and life of touring.