Steve Martin is a very interesting person – he has won awards as a comedian, as an actor, as a writer and also as a musician.
Steve Martin’s album The Crow: New Songs For the Five-String Banjo won best bluegrass album at the 2010 Grammy awards:
Steve Martin picked up Bluegrass’ biggest award at the Grammy® Awards last night. “The Crow: News Songs For the Five-String Banjo” (Rounder) was named “Best Bluegrass Album.”
I have searched for some videos that show Steve Martin as a banjo player and singer.
Saga Of The Old West – Steve Martin And Steep Canyon Rangers
Saga Of The Old West – Steve Martin And Steep Canyon Rangers.
Later With Jools Holland S35E09,2009
The third song of this album is a tune named Hoedown at Alice’s. Steve Martin recorded another version of this tune in 1978 already:
Steve Martin – Hoedown at Alice’s
1978, Warner Bros. Records. Side B to Mr. Martin’s “King Tut” single WBS 8577. Produced by William E. McEuen, Aspen Recording Society, recorded at Aspen Studios, Engineer: Dino Lappas.
Now a new song about a boy who is late for school:
Steve Martin “Late For School” Live in Brevard, NC. With the Steep Canyon Rangers
In this video you can see very well that Steve Martin really tells a story with this song. Steve Martin decided to write a childrens book from this song – watch the following video to hear more about this (Steve Martin Plus Kids: A Winning Combination): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9UhO1N7w8Q
Finally a nice video of Steve Martin with his clawhammer paying on the banjo:
Steve Martin banjo, frailing, clawhammer medly – Loch Lomond Sally Anne
Listen to Steve Martin – The Crow – with informations about all the songs: http://airplaydirect.com/music/stevemartin/
New CD: Steve Martin – Rare Bird Alert: http://airplaydirect.com/music/SteveMartin-RareBirdAlert/
Review of Rare Bird Alert: http://www.theboot.com/2011/03/14/steve-martin-rare-bird-alert-new-album-2011/
German version of this post / Deutsche Version dieses Beitrags: http://www.gezupftes.de/?p=5080