• Free download from Steve Martin

    Last week we reported about the impending release of a new bluegrass CD by Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers. Martin has since made the title track available as a free download. The track is titled Rare Bird Alert. It's

  • Steve Martin: Rare Bird Alert

    Steve Martin seems to have been enjoying his musical collaboration with the Steep Canyon Rangers. Things have gone well thus far: the fans love the show, his first banjo CD The Crow was well received by the bluegrass community, and

  • Crowdsourcing success for The Banjo Project

    We've been bringing you news of The Banjo Project for some time now. Most recently we reported that the production was in need of funding to complete the editing process. Emmy winning producer Marc Fields took to the digital streets

  • Steve Martin gets rich off bluegrass

    Master funny man, and respected banjoist Steve Martin is getting rich off bluegrass music. If his film career has not provided for him, then surely his music career will. Specifically in view here is the obscene amount of money Martin

  • Rangers run to Rounder

    Steep Canyon Rangers are expecting to close out 2010 by announcing an agreement with Rounder Records. As we understand it, the final contracts have not yet been signed, but should be executed by year's end. The guys have recently completed a

  • Crowdsourcing push for The Banjo Project

    We posted earlier this year about The Banjo Project, a feature-length documentary about our beloved banjo, the most American of American instruments. The film, produced by five-time Emmy winner Marc Fields, is a look at the history and development of the

  • Great music on Austin City Limits

    This weekend's edition of Austin City Limits is packed with stellar bluegrass and acoustic music. Steve Martin is the headliner - along with his trusty band, Steep Canyon Rangers - and young acoustic songstress Sarah Jarosz is performing as well. Both