Banjo CD from Steve Martin?

Steve MartinToday’s (12/2) edition of The Washington Post contains a lengthy feature on comedian, actor, author Steve Martin – who we all know is also a man who is passionate about the banjo and banjo playing

From his earliest days in stand-up through his recent participation in Tony Trischka’s Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectatcular CD, Martin has always remained faithful to his banjo roots.

The article, written by Post TV writer Tom Shales, mixes biographical background with a current interview. Towards the end of the interview, Shales asks about what’s left for him to accomplish.

Do you worry about “things not done” that you wish you had?

I don’t think about that. But I do want to do something with the banjo. I don’t know what yet — make a record or something. Might play a couple of songs and then just present the banjo on a record the way I like to hear it. I’ve been playing it for 40 years and I like it, I really like it. I find it exhilarating and actually melancholy, too.

Now that is something to look forward to!

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.