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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.

Guests:

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 listenerservices@wnyc.org

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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