Ok this is not CBG related but an old college buddy and I took in the Sold Out show. Steve Martin is one of the most prolific and talented entertainers around and they put on a damned great show. Steve has been playing banjo since he was sixteen and demonstrates a mastery of both Scrugg's style and clawhammer style. He included his comic banter for a most entertaining show.
The show was two hours of bluegrass and other related stylings written by Steve and his colloberating writing partners, that were recently released on Rare Bird Alert, a colloberative effort with the Steep Canyon Rangers of Brevard, North Carolina. These guys were awsome!
The quintet features:
The show highlights (for me at least) were Jubilation Day a song about the joys of breaking up with those special someone who make your life miserable, Me a Paul Revere a song about Paul Revere's ride from the horse's perspective, Yellowback Fly about a fisherman's obsession. The encore also included a smoking hot rendition of Orange Blossom Special and King Tut. I found myself wishing the Orange Blossom Special would never end.