Steve and the Rangers do the White House

This Wednesday, Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers will pay a visit to our nation’s capital, where they are scheduled to perform at the White House.

We heard this morning form Graham Sharp, who plays ‘second banjo’ on the Martin/Rangers show, who said that he just found out about the DC gig when he and the band made it back home from a California swing.

“I believe the event has to do with poetry and music and we’ll be playing a tune we call Auden’s Train. It’s a poem by WH Auden set to bluegrass, sort of in the Orange Blossom Special tradition.

I understand the President will be in attendance, so of course we’re all thrilled and honored at the invitation.”

Way to go guys! We are hoping to get some photos from their White House appearance to share on Thursday.