Steve Martin Banjo Album

The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo

I’m rockin’ to it now. It sounds great, very well produced. Believe it or not, even Dolly Parton sings on it.

Tony Trischka is on the album with him. Previously Steve Martin played on his album. Tony is one of the best and most creative banjo players ever.

From Steve Martin’s website
The Crow – New Songs for the 5-String Banjo Rounder Records, 2009

The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo is the first full-length bluegrass album from actor/comedian/musician Steve Martin. 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 forty-five years in the making, The Crow features special appearances by Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Mary Black, Tim O’Brien, Earl Scruggs, Pete Wernick and Tony Trischka. Recorded in Dublin, Hollywood, Nashville and New Jersey and produced by John McEuen, of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the album consists of fifteen original tracks written by Martin.

"I have loved the banjo my whole life," says Martin. "The songs on this record represent the influence of a dozen players and a thousand tunes, and I thank them all. But it’s the banjo itself I thank most for generating nostalgia for experiences I never had, joy I was yet to experience, and melancholy that was yet to come."