He’s a Ramblin’ Guy

Today I read this article about Steve Martin’s new CD of original banjo music.
Did you know Steve played banjo?
I did.  I saw him in concert waaay back in ’77 when he wore an arrow through his head and
plucked a banjo. 
He was very good. 

Here’s a clip of Steve with his banjo.  It’s kind of like what I witnessed except there weren’t
any Muppets in the audience.

               

19 thoughts on “He’s a Ramblin’ Guy

      • My husband received a copy of BORN STANDING UP (ha! love that!) as a gift, but I haven’t read it. This reminds me that I should (for fun, not out of a sense of obligation). I’ll bet it’s stuffed with amazing adventures and insights…

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  1. I saw him in concert in either ’78 or ’79! He wore a pink suit, instead of the white one.
    So, er, yes, I did indeed know he can play the banjo.
    ::IS A HUGE STEVE MARTIN FAN::
    Although it’s not like I wore his bunny ears in the group National Honor Society picture for the yearbook.
    Ahem.
    You should read his memoir. It’s engaging and fascinating, and as a fellow-writer, you’ll be very interested in him finding his comedic voice.

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  2. I saw him in concert in either ’78 or ’79! He wore a pink suit, instead of the white one.

    So, er, yes, I did indeed know he can play the banjo.

    ::IS A HUGE STEVE MARTIN FAN::

    Although it’s not like I wore his bunny ears in the group National Honor Society picture for the yearbook.

    Ahem.

    You should read his memoir. It’s engaging and fascinating, and as a fellow-writer, you’ll be very interested in him finding his comedic voice.

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    • My bro-in-law wanted to learn so my sister got him a banjo for his 50th birthday but I don’t think he’s gotten too far. I wish I could play, also, but am a bit intimidated.

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