What does NC sound like? In a state that produced Doc Watson, James Taylor and the Avett Brothers there’s hardly a more well-rounded answer than the Steep Canyon Rangers. A bluegrass band at their core, they effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. Their mix of serious chops and good-natured fun earned them the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album and drew comedian/banjoist Steve Martin to them when he needed a backing band. Fifteen years and nine studio albums since forming in Chapel Hill, the sextet returned to their roots at Echo Mountain Recording with producer/dobro player Jerry Douglas for their most recent collection, RADIO.