Tag: Steve Martin

Great Big World – Tony Trischka

| February 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

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 the way. For his 2014 […]


Tony Trischka’s Great Big World

| December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 around Syracuse University. He […]


2014 Bluegrass Grammy nominees

| December 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

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 & Vincent, […]


Steve Martin and Jens Kruger at IBMA

| September 29, 2013 | 5 Comments

On Saturday afternoon, as World of Bluegrass was circling the drain, David Morris caught up with Steve Martin and Jens Kruger to discuss Jens being named the 2013 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music.  


Jens Kruger receives 2013 Steve Martin Prize

| September 6, 2013 | 4 Comments

Innovative banjoist Jen Kruger has been named as the 2013 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. The prize, created and endowed by Martin, includes a $50,000 honorarium and, typically, opportunities to perform both on stage and on television […]


Steve, Edie and the Steeps on Conan

| August 7, 2013 | 3 Comments

Steve Martin made a stop at the Conan O’Brien show last night, with Edie Brickell and Steep Canyon Rangers in tow. They gave a lovely performance of When You Get to Asheville from their current CD, Love Has Come For You.


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, […]