After charity shows in Los Angeles and New York and an appearance at Nashvilleâ€™s Grand Ole Opry, Steve Martin will be hitting the road in support of The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo, which currently sits at the top of the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart. After a successful run with a limited release, multi-talented GrammyÂ® and EmmyÂ® winning actor/comedian/musician and bestselling author Steve Martin released the album on Rounder Records on May 19, 2009. Rounder also released a deluxe pop-up version of the album, on June 16. Martin will perform on â€œThe Viewâ€ on October 6th in support of the album.
The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo (Rounder) has reached #1 on Billboardâ€™s Top Bluegrass Albums chart. In support of the album Martin has appeared on â€œThe Prairie Home Companion,â€ â€œAmerican Idolâ€™sâ€ season finale, â€œSaturday Night Live,â€ â€œGood Morning America,â€ â€œThe Ellen DeGeneres Show,â€ â€œLate Night with Jimmy Fallon,â€ â€œCBS Early Show,â€ â€œTavis Smileyâ€ and â€œLate Night With David Letterman.â€ All of the songs on The Crow were written by Martin.
STEVE MARTIN 2009 TOUR DATES
September 9 Nashville, TN GRAMMY Salute to Country Music
September 12 Brevard, NC Mountain Song Festival
October 1 Nashville, TN IBMA
October 3 San Francisco, CA Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
October 6 New York, NY Carnegie Hall
October 7 Boston, MA Wang Center
October 9 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater
October 10 Charlotte, NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
October 11 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
October 12 Washington, DC Kennedy Center
October 15 Toronto, ON Roy Thomson Hall
October 19 Philadelphia, PA Verizon Theater
October 22 Chicago, IL Cadillac Palace Theatre
October 24 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
October 27 Dallas, TX Meyerson Symphony Center
November 2 Spokane, WA Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
November 3 Seattle, WA Benaroya Hall
Steve Martin is a three-time GrammyÂ® 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 Letâ€™s Get Small (1977.) After playing on the GrammyÂ® 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 Oâ€™Brien, Dolly Parton and instrumental guest spots by Earl Scruggs, John McEuen, Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas, Pete Wernick and Tony Trischka. The Crow was recorded in Dublin, Hollywood, Nashville and New Jersey.