STEVE MARTIN + MARTIN SHORT – An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest of Your Lives featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers & Jeff Babko – Tickets – Ovens Auditorium – Charlotte, NC – April 22nd, 2017

STEVE MARTIN + MARTIN SHORT - An Evening You Will  Forget For The Rest of Your Lives featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers & Jeff Babko

MaxxMusic and Mountain Songs Productions present

STEVE MARTIN + MARTIN SHORT - An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest of Your Lives featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers & Jeff Babko

Sat 4/22

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Ovens Auditorium

Tickets start at $80.00

STEVE MARTIN + MARTIN SHORT
STEVE MARTIN + MARTIN SHORT
Longtime comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short come to Ovens Auditorium for one night only with special guest Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko on Saturday, April 22! An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life includes stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business. Martin and Short will also be joined by the GRAMMY®–winning Steep Canyon Rangers, the bluegrass band with which Martin frequently performs.
STEEP CANYON RANGERS
STEEP CANYON RANGERS
GRAMMY® Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers unveil their highly anticipated ninth studio album, RADIO, a project that further illustrates the band’s dynamic songwriting, instrumental virtuosity and high-energy performance. Members Woody Platt (guitar), Graham Sharp (banjo), Charles R. Humphrey III (bass), Mike Guggino (mandolin), Nicky Sanders (fiddle) and Mike Ashworth (box kit) are also known for collaborations with actor/comedian and respected banjo player Steve Martin and esteemed singer-songwriter Edie Brickell. The Steep Canyon Rangers’ RADIO was produced by fourteen-time GRAMMY® winner, Jerry Douglas (John Oates, Alison Krauss, Del McCoury Band) and recorded at Asheville, NC’s Echo Mountain Recording Studio. The album’s twelve all-original bluegrass/ Americana tracks were written by Sharp, Humphrey, Platt and Guggino in varying degrees, including a few co-writes with fellow musicians such as Phil Barker of the Carolina bluegrass band Town Mountain. RADIO follows Steep Canyon Rangers’ 2013 release, Tell the Ones I Love, which Bluegrass Today praised as “…a great mixture of today’s bluegrass styles, excellent harmonies, and a few surprises…an excellent album…”
JEFF BABKO
JEFF BABKO
Pianist/keyboardist Jeff Babko is a native of Southern California, and has remained on the west coast throughout his career. Babko constantly balances many musical and professional hats, as an in-demand recording musician and touring keyboardist.

Television work began with Martin Short’s syndicated talk show in 1999/2000, and later on the Wayne Brady daytime show. For the past 11+ years, most significantly, Babko has been the musical arranger, a composer, and house band member on ABC TV’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. He’s backed up countless rock, pop and jazz artists on the show, and has produced much of the music for its comedy segments (including co-writing “I’m F**king Ben Affleck”).

Always keeping one foot dipped in comedy territory, Babko has been the touring musical director and accompanist for Martin Short since 2002, and also performs with Mr. Short & Steve Martin, often accompanied by the bluegrass group Steep Canyon Rangers.
Venue Information:
Ovens Auditorium
2700 E Independence Blvd
Charlotte, NC, 28205

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