Disneyland Castmember Alum Steve Martin also plays a mean banjo. (You may have seen him in a few other things too.) So it would be remiss of me to let this great story in the NY Times go by without at least a mention.
“It’s a secret world,” he said of bluegrass in an interview at his “SNL” dressing room, where his banjo sat beside him in its case like a baby in a bassinet. “It’s a big world, but it’s thin. And it doesn’t make the news, which is actually quite fantastic.”
Mr. Martin, who came of age in Orange County, Calif., in the early 1960s, recalled the era as one when folk groups like the Kingston Trio and bluegrass bands like the Dillards were at their peak. Having decided to become an entertainer, Mr. Martin seized on the banjo as one more element he could add to an all-purpose act.
If you’re a fan of Bluegrass music make sure to check out Martin’s latest album: The Crow.