• Steve Martin on SNL

    If you (like me) couldn't take the "comedy" of Saturday Night Live this weekend long enough to see Steve Martin and his banjo, here's the clip from the NBC web site. UPDATE 8:40 a.m. - The Sunday (2/1) edition of The

  • Steve Martin on SNL, Letterman, Regis

    As Brance mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Steve Martin will be hosting this weekend's (1/31) edition of Saturday Night Live, airing on NBC at 11:30 p.m. He will also be featured as a musical guest, performing Late For School, a

  • Steve Martin in Parade

    Steve Martin is featured in a cover profile in this weeeknd's (1/25) issue of Parade Magazine. The story, Even in tough times you can afford to laugh, is primarily about the importance of humor in a well-balanced life. Martin discusses how

  • Steve Martin in Bluegrass Now

    It's been great to see the tremendous interest in Steve Martin's upcoming banjo CD within the overlapping banjo and bluegrass communities. Martin has been a banjo picker since before he made it big, first as a comedian and later as a

  • Steve Martin: The Crow

    We've already told you about Steve Martin's upcoming CD, The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo. Now we've learned that the CD is set for a January 27, 2009 release, exclusively on Amazon.com for the first 90 days. It

  • Steve Martin with SCR

    Brance 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

  • Steve Martin banjo CD forthcoming

    We made note late last year of the fact that comedian, actor and banjo player Steve Martin was preparing to record an album of serious banjo music. The recording has been completed, produced by fellow banjo man John McEuen, with assistance

  • Kel Kroydon and Steve Martin

    In an earlier post, Casey Henry mentioned what a kick she got from knowing that she and Steve Martin played the same kind of banjo, referring to her recent signature model Kel Kroydon banjo. I asked KK owner Tom Mirisola to

  • Nedski with Steve and Tony

    We got a note this morning from Ned Luberecki, banjo player extraordinaire, and one of the hosts of the Sirius Satellite Radio Bluegrass channel. Ned had been out with Tony Trischka this past week, supplying the second banjo for a string

  • Banjo CD from Steve Martin?

    Today's (12/2) edition of The Washington Post contains a lengthy feature on comedian, actor, author Steve Martin - who we all know is also a man who is passionate about the banjo and banjo playing From his earliest days in stand-up