Steep Canyon Rangers have unveiled the music video for their new version of Be Still Moses featuring Boyz II Men and the Asheville Symphony.
The video captures a performance in Nashville conducted by Michael Bearden (Lady Gaga, Mary J. Blige), and filmed at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Watch the video below:
Be Still Moses effortlessly contrasts the sonorous, bluegrass-flavoured baritone of Steep Canyon Rangers’ Woody Platt with the timeless vocal arrangements that defined Boyz II Men’s stratospheric rise in the ’90s.
The studio version was produced by Michael Selverne (who had the original idea for the project), Boyz II Men and Joe Mulvihill, and features Steep Canyon Rangers’ hometown Asheville Symphony, 12 of whose members also played on the live version from Nashville.
It was released in August of this year, and coincided with the Rangers’ return to North Carolina-based Yep Roc Records.
Steep Canyon Rangers are about to embark on an international tour with their frequent collaborator, banjoist and comedian Steve Martin on his upcoming dates with Martin Short.
Steep Canyon Rangers on tour:
Fri., Oct. 18 | Sands Bethlehem Event Center | Bethlehem, PA*
Sat., Oct. 19 | Borgata Hotel & Casino | Atlantic City, NJ*
Wed., Oct. 23 | Kutztown University of Pennsylvania | Kutztown, PA
Thurs., Oct. 24 | The Midland Theatre | Newark, OH
Sat., Oct. 26 | Clowes Memorial Hall | Indianapolis, IN
Fri., Nov. 1 | The Weinberg Center for the Arts | Frederick, MD
Sat., Nov. 2 | Academy Theatre | Lynchburg, VA
Fri., Nov. 8 – Sat., Nov. 9 | Riverside Theatre | Perth, Australia*
Mon., Nov. 11 | Adelaide Entertainment Centre | Hindmarsh, Australia*
Wed., Nov. 13 | Brisbane Entertainment Centre | Boondall, Australia*
Fri., Nov. 15 | Melbourne Arena | Melbourne, Australia*
Sun., Nov. 17 | International Convention Centre Sydney | Darling Harbour, Australia*
Tues., Nov. 19 | Spark Arena | Auckland, New Zealand*
Thurs., Jan. 9 | Grand Theater | Wausau, WI
Fri., Jan. 10 | University of Dubuque Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA
Fri., Jan. 24 | Pepperdine University | Malibu, CA
Fri., Feb. 28 | Ponte Vedra Concert Hall | Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Sun., Mar. 1 | Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre | Clearwater, FL
Mon., Mar. 9 | Arizona Musicfest | Scottsdale, AZ
Thurs., Apr. 2 | Mount Baker Theatre | Bellingham, WA
*denotes show with Steve Martin and Martin Short