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|Steve Martin's music career?|
The other night while I was snuggled up, a la cinnamon bun style, in bed I was browsing iTunes and saw a link for Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers. At first I thought this was just a bunch of punks trying to be coy and naming their band after a great 80's/90's white haired comedian that we're all familiar with.
Oh no, this was the real deal. The real Bluegrass deal. In fact, some have said:
"Steve Martin Is Bluegrass Music's New Ambassador" - AOL's The Boot|
Anyway, I listened to some of the tracks, many of which are collaborations (including one with Paul McCartney) and they're good. Pretty pretty good. And I'm not the only one who's noticed since he's already won two Grammys for his work.
Best Country Instrumental Performance
2002 Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Best Bluegrass Album
2009 The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo
His new album, Red Bird Alert, has cracked the Billboard Top 50 and can be purchased on iTunes or on his Website, which includes liner notes for each song, as well as information for his other albums.
You can also read more about his love and history for the banjo here.
I tip my hat to you Mr. Martin. I am now a fan...perhaps I'll see you on tour.
|Tags: steve martin, comedians doing other things, bluegrass, jammin',