Star-spangled Banner’s 200th – with the Steep Canyon Rangers


Published on Jun 19, 2014

Grammy Award winning bluegrass band the Steep Canyon Rangers, well known for their work with Steve Martin, perform a special version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in honor of the song’s 200th anniversary.

The museum will “Raise It Up!” and celebrate the 200th anniversary by uniting the original manuscript with the flag at the Museum from June 14-July 6, 2014 and holding a special event at the museum on Flag Day (Saturday, June 14, 2014). Join the party: http://anthemforamerica.smithsonian.com/

Special thanks to the team at Wool and Tusk for their hard work and creativity: Scott Mele, Roger Pistole, Derek West, Joe Pisapia, David Bartin, Michael Freeman, Alexis Kaback, Daniel Walker, Jeff Rosen, Harvey Moltz, and Greg and Erin Whiteley.

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The flag that flew over Fort McHenry at the Battle of Baltimore, 1814. Smithsonian image.

The flag that flew over Fort McHenry at the Battle of Baltimore, 1814. Smithsonian image.

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3 Responses to Star-spangled Banner’s 200th – with the Steep Canyon Rangers

  1. Black Flag® says:

    Music is fine.

    Using music to glorify humanity’s greatest killer is not.

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  2. Ed Darrell says:

    You hate bluegrass, eh?

    That explains a lot.

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  3. Black Flag® says:

    There is nothing more crippling to a human mind then the idolatry of the State

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