Tag: Steve Martin

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 […]


Steep Canyon Rangers at FloydFest

| July 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
Steep canyon Rangers at FloydFest 11 - photo © 2012 G. Milo Farineau

FloydFesters were treated to a fantastic set of bluegrass with a side helping of Gospel from the Steep Canyon Rangers this morning. I spoke with guitarist Woody Platt after the performance. Just coming off a couple weeks touring out West, he told me… “We’ve been out […]


Give Me The Banjo now on Netflix

| July 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

Give Me The Banjo, the recent film documentary about our beloved 5 string by Marc Fields, is now available to Netflix subscribers. Though Fields lists as the project’s writer, director and producer, it really was a team effort. Tony Trischka was brought on as musical […]


Graham Sharp and Ziggy Marley

| June 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Graham Sharp shared a fun story about his close encounter last night with reggae superstar Ziggy Marley. He was performing with Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers at the Ottawa Jazz Festival, which runs for ten days with a wide variety of musical acts. Graham […]