Banjos on Letterman

Pete Wernick informs us that he has been invited to be a part of a unique banjo event in New York later this month, including a performance at the New Yorker Magazine’s New Yorker Festival 2005 on September 24, and an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman on September 21.

This event was speaheaded by Steve Martin, long known for his devotion to the five string banjo in addition to his professional work as an actor, writer and comedian. Martin put together a show entitled Men With Banjos (Who Know How To Use Them) for the New Yorker Festival, featuring Martin and special guests Earl Scruggs, Tony Ellis, Charles Wood and the emminent Dr. Banjo, Pete Wernick.

This same group of pickers (including Joan and Will Wernick among the accompanists) will also be featured on the Letterman show on Wednesday, September 21.

Hats off to Steve Martin for his continuing efforts to promote the popularity of the banjo and bluegrass music!

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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.