After charity shows in Los Angeles and New York and an appearance at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, Steve Martin hits the road for a fall tour with the acclaimed acoustic bluegrass quintet The Steep Canyon Rangers, recently nominated for two International Bluegrass Music Awards and regularly featured on The Grand Ole Opry. The tour is in support of the new Rounder Records release 'The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo,' which recently topped the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart. In support of the album Martin has appeared on 'A Prairie Home Companion,' 'American Idol,' 'Saturday Night Live,' 'Good Morning America,' 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show,' 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,' 'The CBS Early Show,' 'Tavis Smiley' and 'The Late Show With David Letterman.' All of the songs on 'The Crow' were written by Martin. Steve Martin is a three-time Grammy(R) winner, the latest for his collaboration with Earl Scruggs on 'Foggy Mountain Breakdown' (2001) and two for the comedy albums 'A Wild and Crazy Guy' (1978) and 'Let's Get Small' (1977.) After playing on the Grammy(R) Award winning 'Foggy Mountain Breakdown' with Earl Scruggs, Martin began writing a string of new banjo songs, some with lyrics and some as instrumentals. An album 45 years in the making, 'The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo' features special vocal appearances by Mary Black, Vince Gill, Tim O'Brien, Dolly Parton and instrumental guest spots by Earl Scruggs, John McEuen, Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas, Pete Wernick and Tony Trischka.
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