Tag: Steve Martin

Free Bright Star banjo tabs from Steve Martin

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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To help promote his new Broadway musical, Bright Star, written with Edie Brickell, Steve Martin has created and is giving away a free iOS app with banjo tabs for all the songs in the show. The Bright Star app will work on iPhones and iPads and […]

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Bright Star – Love, Loss, Laughs, and Bluegrass?

| March 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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One hot new Broadway musical, complete with banjos, mandolins, fiddles and the like, is called Bright Star. It incorporates old timey and bluegrassy music and instruments in a story that takes place in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Weaving between 1945 and 1923, the play examines the interconnectedness of […]

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Steve Martin at the American Banjo Museum

| January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City has released a video interview with Steve Martin, in conjunction with their new exhibit, The Banjo World of Steve Martin. The exhibit contains personal memorabilia and rare photos Steve has shared with them. Both 4 and 5 string […]

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Steve & Edie on the Tonight Show

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Steve Martin & Edie Brickell are scheduled to appear on tonight’s October 29 edition of the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC. They will perform the first single from their upcoming duet album, So Familiar, a song they wrote together called Won’t Go Back. It’s […]

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Pete jokes, while Steve plays it straight

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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As it always seems to do, video has surfaced of Steve Martin’s acceptance of a Distinguished Achievement Award during last week’s World of Bluegrass business conference in Raleigh, NC. Steve was honored for his lifetime of support for bluegrass music, and his recent career turn towards […]

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Danny Barnes and The Steve Martin Prize

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Danny Barnes, the 2015 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, is a man of many talents and varied interests. Not such a common thing in today’s world of specialization. If you follow mainstream bluegrass music, his may not even […]

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Danny Barnes receives 2015 Steve Martin Award

| September 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The 2015 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass has been awarded to Danny Barnes, eclectic clawhammer and three-finger picker from Texas. From his time with Bad Livers in the ’90s, through stints with Tim O’Brien, Bill Frisell, Jeff Austin, and alternative string bands of […]

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Noam Pikelny joins Martin banjo prize board

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Steve Martin has announced that Noam Pikelny, current banjoist with Punch Brothers, has joined the Board which selects the recipients of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. Noam had been the inaugural prize winner in 2010. Martin founded this award […]

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Bright Star is Broadway bound

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bright Star, the new musical theater production written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell is moving towards the Great White Way. It was announced today that Bright Star will play an abbreviated run at the Kennedy Center over the winter holidays in Washington, DC before […]

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Sammy and Mike honor Steve Martin

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Sammy Shelor and Mike Hartgrove of Lonesome River Band were invited to perform at last night’s gala honoring Steve Martin with the 43rd American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award. They were featured onstage with comedian/actor Martin Short singing the song, Friend Of Mine. While Steve was aware of most […]

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