Tag: Steve Martin

Steve & Edie on the Tonight Show

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Pete jokes, while Steve plays it straight

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Danny Barnes and The Steve Martin Prize

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Danny Barnes receives 2015 Steve Martin Award

| September 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Noam Pikelny joins Martin banjo prize board

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Bright Star is Broadway bound

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Sammy and Mike honor Steve Martin

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Eddie Adcock on his major award

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

We caught up with Eddie Adcock today and he shared these reflections on being selected as the recipient of the 2014 Steve Martin prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. In addition to a lovely trophy, the prize includes a cash award of $50,000. “What […]


Eddie Adcock receives the 2014 Steve Martin prize

| September 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

The 2014 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music has been awarded to Eddie Adcock. The prize includes a cash payment of $50,000 and the opportunity to appear in public with Martin. Since the early 1950s, Eddie has been playing the banjo […]


Bright Star premiers this month

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Steve Martin’s latest venture, a new musical called Bright Star, is set to premiere later this month in San Diego. The music, in the form of 25 new songs, was written by Martin with his performing partner Edie Brickell. Just as on their recent album […]