A Wayward Word's Worth

August 31, 2011

Wild and crazy banjo

Filed under: Uncategorized — kylelawrence @ 1:34 am

Steve Martin gets serious about his music career in collaboration  with established bluegrass act, Steep Canyon Rangers. By Kyle Mullin for Albuquerque’s Local IQ Magazine, Aug. 18 2011.

Steve Martin’s current onstage antics, unlike the rehearsed routines of his comedy career, are often accidental.
“I’ve had strings pop out, or slide off the fret board,” the veteran performer said during a recent media conference call with Local iQ of the occasional surprise slapstick that has startled him and his bandmates during their current bluegrass tour, which arrives in Albuquerque Aug. 22.
“Sometimes you start to play and then the lighting guy will suddenly change to a very hot light. And you can feel the heat change the tension on the strings. You can just sit there and listen to the banjo go out of tune in the middle of the song,” he said.
“Anytime something musically happens that’s a mishap, (it’s) rarely funny to me,” added Martin.






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