• Steep Canyon Rangers on TV

    Appearances have just been announced for Steve Martin with The Steep Canyon Rangers on The Late Show with David Letterman on October 5, and The View on the 6th. They are on the road with Martin in support of his

  • Awards Show should be a doozy

    I had a nice chat last night with Cindy Baucom, who along with Chris Stuart, is producing Thursday's International Bluegrass Music Awards show at The Ryman Auditorium. From her description - and level of enthusiasm - it sounds like it

  • Steve Martin sets BU afire

    Steve Martin graces the cover of the October issue of Bluegrass Unlimited, being mailed to subscribers this week. The hilarious image is one that Martin had considered for the cover of his new banjo CD, The Crow. Inside the magazine is

  • Steep Canyon Rangers – Deep In The Shade

    Another new CD due this fall that has caught my attention is Deep In The Shade, the third Rebel release from Steep Canyon Rangers. The project reunites the band with producer Ronnie Bowman and engineer Wyatt Rice with whom they collaborated

  • Steve Martin tab book for The Crow

    Homespun has just released a banjo tab book to accompany Steve Martin's recent CD, The Crow. The 40 page book contains transcriptions for Steve's opening breaks or primary solos on all 15 tunes, plus Tony Trischka's harmony banjo parts for the

  • Steve Martin on PHC

    Steve Martin will appear on the season finale of A Prairie Home Companion on Saturday, June 27. As has often been the case, he will be performing with Steep Canyon Rangers. Hosted as usual by Garrison Keillor the program will be

  • Steve Martin on Billboard 200

    Reuters reported last night that Steve Martin has landed on the Billboard 200 this week. Martin has not had an album chart since his 1981 LP The Steve Martin Brothers. That LP featured comedy cuts on side one, with banjo

  • Steve Martin on Idol video

    In case you mssed it on Fox last night, here is the video of Steve Martin performing on American Idol. The song is Pretty Flowers from his current release, The Crow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPK5sEG_yJ8

  • Steve Martin on Idol finale

    I had to rub my eyes after first reading this press release! Steve Martin will be performing with his banjo tonight on the American Idol finale program. He'll be doing one of his songs from The Crow, officially released today (5/20)