Woody Platt on Fly Fishing and Music
This week, Jeff talks to Woody Platt from the Grammy Award winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers. Formed in 2000, the Steep Canyon Rangers have blazed their own trail, weaving elements of folk rock, pop, country and traditional blue grass. They’ve also collaborated with artist like Larry Campbell, Jerry Douglas and legendary producer Joe Henry.
Before The Steep Canyon Rangers, Woody was a fishing guide in his native North Carolina where he continues to guide to this day. It was fly fishing that connected Woody to comedian Steve Martin. For more than a decade, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Steve Martin have toured the world and it all started with fly fishing.
One more thing……their new album Out In The Open is uniquely raw and recorded in a traditional bluegrass way, live and in the round. You have to check out the song Going Midwest based on the book The Great Gatsby. Also, they cover the Dylan tune Let Me Die In My Footsteps. Unbelievable cover!