Steve Martin with SCR

The Mountain Song Festival in Brevard, NCBrance made mention last week of the Mountain Song Festival in NC, put on by Steep Canyon Rangers to benefit the local Boys & Girls Club.

Graham Sharp from SCR tells us that the festival on 9/13 was a big success, with appearances from Sam Bush, Tim O’Brien, Cherryholmes – and SCR, of course. The big surprise hit was an appearance from banjo player, actor, and comedian Steve Martin, who joined the Steep Canyon guys on stage for a brief set.

Graham tells us that Steve entertained the crowd for several minutes, and joked at one point that the event would have been a big success were it not for his fee.

Here’s a YouTube clip of Steve playing his song The Crow with SCR.

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John Lawless

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.