Monday, March 09, 2009

Steve Martin's Latest Project

I discovered this weekend that Steve Martin has a new project coming out called The Crow New Songs for the 5-String Banjo
... a music album made completely of Martin's own five-stringed banjo music.

It's not a comedy album. And it appears that Martin is actually an extremely talented musician. For those of you who haven't seen it, here's a clip of Martin playing banjo on the Letterman Show:

As you can see, he's a virtuoso. I wish I had half the talent this guy has in pretty much any area. I will have to start working on my banjo playing.


  1. O yes, this guy's no slouch on the banjo. You don't play with guys like Earl Scruggs, Tony Trischka and Bela Fleck unless you're REALLY good. Most folks never realized it though because a) comedy is where he made his money, and b) outside of bluegrass fans or real musicians, banjo is not a very popular instrument.

  2. PS... if you want to see him on Letterman in 2006 with some other big hitters, go here

  3. that was amazing. i love steve martin--i knew he was a good writer but didn't know he was a musician as well. wow.