Tag: Steve Martin

Punch Brothers, bluegrass All Stars at Wide Open Bluegrass

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has begun to announce the scheduled performers for the 2013 Wide Open Bluegras Festival, their weekend concert event that follows the conclusion of the World of Bluegrass Business Conference and International Bluegrass Music Awards in September. This 2 day festival, […]


Bright Star from Steve & Edie

| April 30, 2013 | 3 Comments

Steve Martin likes to joke when accused of being a Renaissance man that he would have to be 500 years old for that to be true. So that’s out. And while the term dilettante used to be used to describe someone who had expertise in […]


Steve, Edie and The Steeps on Letterman

| April 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Here’s video of last night’s performance of When You Get To Asheville on The Late Show by Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, The Steep Canyon Rangers, and members of the CBS Orchestra. The song is the opening track from Steve and Edie’s just-released album,  Love Has […]


Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Team Up

| April 23, 2013 | 6 Comments

Back in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme were household names and stars on television and in popular music. Now there’s a new Steve and Edie – Steve Martin and Edie Brickell — teaming up to make music. Their collaboration, […]


Steve & Edie ride again

| January 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

Not that Steve & Eydie… We’re talking Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. It’s a safe assumption that our readers are well familiar with Steve Martin, both from his star turns in comedy and film, and his new-found career as a performing/recording banjo player and songwriter. […]


Steve Martin and Mark Johnson at IBMA

| October 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

Just before we kicked off the Red Carpet interviews last Thursday at World of Bluegrass, Steve Martin stopped by with Mark Johnson, the 2012 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. This new annual prize is now in its […]


Earl Scruggs tribute at IBMA

| September 28, 2012 | 2 Comments

Our friends at Music City Roots have posted a video from the first part of the Earl Scruggs tribute during last night’s IBMA Awards show. Steve Martin introduced the segment, which served as the show’s finale, complete with dozens of top banjo pickers throwing down […]


Banjos (plural) on Letterman

| September 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

This past Monday night, Steve Martin appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, along with Mark Johnson, winner of the 2012 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. Part of this annual award, which carries a $50,000 cash prize, is the […]


Mark Johnson on Letterman with Steve Martin

| September 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

As part of being awarded the 2012 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, Florida clawhammerer Mark Johnson will appear on The Late Show with David Letterman September 24. As was the case with prior honorees Noam Pikelny and Sammy Shelor, Martin will also […]


Mark Johnson wins 2012 Steve Martin Prize

| September 6, 2012 | 6 Comments

Clawhammer banjo innovator Mark Johnson has been announced as the 2012 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, the 3rd annual honoree. While a number of 3-finger banjo pickers have used a roll technique to play old time music, Johnson’s style is […]