• Noam Pikelny joins Martin banjo prize board

    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

  • Bright Star is Broadway bound

    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

  • Sammy and Mike honor Steve Martin

    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

  • Eddie Adcock on his major award

    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

  • Bright Star premiers this month

    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

  • Martin, Steeps and Edie live DVD in March

    Rounder has announced a March 11 release for Steve Martin's first ever live concert CD/DVD. It bears the unwieldy title, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell Live. Recorded at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, CA last

  • Great Big World – Tony Trischka

    A new album from Tony Trischka is always big news in the banjo world. Since the 1970s he's been cranking out music to challenge 5 stringers and banjo fans alike, and reworking what can be expected from his instrument along

  • Tony Trischka’s Great Big World

    The banjo world is eagerly awaiting the next installment from 5 string magnifico Tony Trischka, Great Big World, due February 4 from Rounder. Trischka first emerged on the scene in the early 1970s as part of the eclectic string music scene

  • 2014 Bluegrass Grammy nominees

    The 2014 Grammy nominees were announced on Friday evening. In the midst of the cavalcade of glitzy stars was news of the all-important Best Bluegrass Album. And the nominees are: It's Just A Road - The Boxcars, Mountain Home Brothers Of The Highway - Dailey

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