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Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

Friday, March 18, 2011

Actor, author and comedian Steve Martin released his debut album as a banjo player two years ago. But he first picked up the instrument as a teenager and later incorporated it into his hit stand-up act during the 1970s. He joins us with his backing band to play songs from a new album, “Rare Bird Alert,” live in the Greene Space.


Steve Martin

Comments [5]

Great to hear that banjo sing!

Mar. 20 2011 10:34 PM
WNYC Digital Team

@PeterW Can you please let us know what issues you're having with the stream so we can better troubleshoot? We've tested and all seems OK on our end. Email

Mar. 18 2011 02:40 PM
geo from Astoria

Mr. Martin you are the bomb!

I dont know why but i love the banjo.
It sounds awesome. And im not even from the South. Im a born and bred New Yorker with Greek roots.
Go Banjo Go!

Mar. 18 2011 02:36 PM
connie from nj

I love the banjo--what's not to love? Steve is great and so are all the Steep Canyon Rangers!

Mar. 18 2011 02:20 PM
PeterW from Brooklyn

Streaming stinks, I'm listening to the radio!

Mar. 18 2011 02:12 PM

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