In addition to Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night on NBC, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno featured Alison Krauss & Union Station with special guest Sam Bush.
If you ever get to wondering how Alison manages to keep such a fabulous band together while so many others experience ongoing personnel changes, this Tonight Show spot may provide a clue.
Barry Bales tells us that they dragged along a mandolin player to fill out the ensemble.
“We just felt we needed a little extra something in the rhythm section when comparing it with the fullness of the recording.”
You can watch Steve and the Rangers online as well, though NBC hasn’t posted a clip of just their performance. Follow this link to watch the full show, or click the second divider on their video player to watch just the music.