• Rare Bird Alert goes prime time

    How many Bluegrass Today readers watch the popular FOX television program, Bones? If you tune in for the next airing on Monday (4/30), you'll hear the title track from Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers' current album, Rare Bird Alert. Bones

  • More recollections of Earl

    We've heard this morning from a number of highly-influential banjo players, each sharing their personal reflections on the passing of the greatest among them, the man, THE Earl Scruggs. Sonny Osborne, who internalized Scruggs music as a young teen, and is

  • Blue Yodel #17 – #bluegrassgrammy-attackads

    Tweets in Response to Steve Martin's Blatant Attempt to Increase Public Awareness of Bluegrass Grammy #bluegrassgrammyattackads Steve Martin claims to be illegitimate son of Jimmy Martin. Nope, says Jimmy in Skype session from beyond. #bluegrassgrammyattackads Steve Martin mispronounces “banjo” on Letterman. No,

  • Steve Martin throws down the gauntlet

    Steve Martin took to Twitter last week, in a blatant attempt to influence Grammy voters heading into Awards Season. Hollywood has long embraced the tradition of pushing projects forward in the press, both to hopefully garner Oscar nominations, and subsequently, to

  • Nobody Knows You from the Rangers

    Rounder has announced April 10 as the release date for Nobody Knows You, the next CD from Steep Canyon Rangers. This will be their first band release since Deep In The Shade in 2010, though they collaborated with Steve Martin

  • Steep Canyon Rangers live online

    Another Steep Canyon Rangers concert is set for a live cybercast this weekend, this time from the Lincoln Theater in Raleigh, NC. The band's show on Friday (1/20) will be offered online via live streaming by Gigstream, an outfit that specializes

  • Steve, Earl and the New Yorker

    Steve Martin continues to take the banjo and bluegrass music to places it would likely not otherwise be found. On The New Yorker's Culture Desk blog on Tuesday, Martin used his position in the arts community to pay homage to Earl

  • Billboard bluegrass

    What do Alison Krauss, comedian/actor/novelist/art buff Steve Martin, classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma, classic rocker Tommy Shaw, and country star Dierks Bentley have in common? And what does that list have in common with Trampled by Turtles, Steve Ivey, Dr. Elmo (he