STEVE MARTIN 'The Crow'

STEVE MARTIN 'The Crow'

  • $13.50


When celebrities venture into the world of music, the results are usually no more than marginally interesting novelties. Not so in this case: Martin, the well-known comedian, is a very adept banjo player who has produced a fine, thoroughly musical record here, with the help of some country/Bluegrass notables including Earl Scruggs, Tim O’Brien, Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, John McEuen, Pete Wernick and Tony Trischka. It is not “barn burning” banjo, but gentler, more introspective, and very tasteful music with all 15 tunes written by Martin. Most are instrumentals featuring sparse but appropriate accompaniment, with especially nice renditions of CLAWHAMMER MEDLEY, WALLY ON THE RUN, TIN ROOF and a very nice twin banjo workout with Pete Wernick on WORDS UNSPOKEN. Two guest vocals are really nice: DADDY PLAYED THE BANJO (well sung by Tim O’Brien and with Earl Scruggs adding a banjo part) and PRETTY FLOWERS (with a wonderful duet featuring Vince Gill and Dolly Parton). This is excellent, refreshing music, with the emphasis more on melody and mood than on speed and pyrotechnics.

Artists:

  • STEVE MARTIN
  • DAVID AMRAM
  • RUSS BARENBERG
  • MARY BLACK
  • CHRIS CASWELL
  • MICHAEL DAVES
  • JERRY DOUGLAS
  • STUART DUNCAN
  • CRAIG EASTMAN
  • MATT FLINNER
  • VINCE GILL
  • BRITTANY HAAS
  • KENNY MALONE
  • BRUCE MARTIN
  • JOHN MCEUEN
  • TIM O'BRIEN
  • LIAM O'FLOINN
  • HANS OLSON
  • DOLLY PARTON
  • EARL SCRUGGS
  • TONY TRISCHKA
  • JOURDAN URBACH
  • SKIP WARD
  • PETE WERNICK

Track Listing:

  • DADDY PLAYED THE BANJO
  • PITKIN COUNTY TURNAROUND
  • HOEDOWN AT ALICE'S
  • LATE FOR SCHOOL
  • TIN ROOF
  • WORDS UNSPOKEN
  • PRETTY FLOWERS
  • WALLY ON THE RUN
  • FREDDIE'S LILT
  • SAGA OF THE OLD WEST
  • CLAWHAMMER MEDLEY
  • CALICO TRAIN
  • BANANA BANJO
  • BLUE RIVER WALTZ
  • THE CROW
  • CALICO TRAIN