After charity shows in Los Angeles and New York and an appearance at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry,
Steve Martin will be hitting the road in support of The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo
(Rounder, May 19, 2009), which currently sits at the top of the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart.
In support of the album Martin has appeared on “The Prairie Home Companion,” “American Idol’s” season finale,
“Saturday Night Live,” “Good Morning America,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,”
“CBS Early Show,” “Tavis Smiley” and “Late Night With David Letterman.”
All of the songs on The Crow were written by Martin.
Steve Martin is a three-time Grammy® winner, the latest for his collaboration with Earl Scruggs on Foggy
Mountain Breakdown (2001) and two for comedy albums Wild and Crazy Guy (1978) and Let’s Get Small (1977).
After playing on the Grammy® 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.