Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers “The Long Awaited Album” (Rounder Records, 2017)

The Long Awaited Album is Steve Martin’s sixth and a half album of banjo music, his initial foray being the B-side of The Steve Martin Brothers way back in 1981, with the first full album being 2009’s all-star collaboration The Crow. This was followed up with
Rare Bird Alert, an album which also featured The Steep Canyon Rangers as his backing band – they’d been supporting him out on tour as well. Continue reading “Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers “The Long Awaited Album” (Rounder Records, 2017)”

Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers announce new album

Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers will release “The Long-Awaited Album” on Rounder Records/Decca Records on 22nd September. The record is Martin’s newest collaboration with the Grammy-winning North Carolina-based band the Steep Canyon Rangers, and “full of stories that mix humour and melancholy, whimsy and realism, rich characters and concrete details. And lots of banjos.”  Which you can’t have too many of in our opinion.    Continue reading “Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers announce new album”