Friday, September 11, 2015

Banjo player extraordinaire Danny Barnes is the 2015 recipient of the 6th annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Described as "one of a kind" and widely acknowledged as "one of the best banjo players in America," Barnes is recognized for his experimental sound. The raw and unpolished musical breadth of his compositions has propelled him across the industry today.

As a Texas native and one of bluegrass music's most distinctive and innovative performers, Barnes is known for blending together different sounds in order to defy labeling.

The Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass provides the winner with an unrestricted cash prize of fifty-thousand dollars, as well as a bronze sculpture created specifically for the prize by noted artist Eric Fischl. Created to bring recognition to an individual or group for outstanding accomplishment in the field of five-string banjo or bluegrass music, the prize highlights the extraordinary musicianship of these artists and bluegrass music worldwide. The winner is determined by a board consisting of J.D Crowe, Pete Wernick, Tony Trischka, Anne Stringfield, Alison Brown, Neil V. Rosenberg, Béla Fleck and Steve Martin.

For more information about Danny Barnes, read this recent interview about his music and the prize.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Get a sneak peek into the recording of Steve Marin and Edie Brickell's new album So Familiar - available October 30, 2015!

Pre-order your copy today:
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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Listen to "Won't Go Back" - the first single from the forthcoming album from Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, So Familiar, which will be available October 30.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


The new album from Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, So Familiar, will be available October 30.

Click here to pre-order the album today for your chance at exclusive prizes from Steve and Edie.

Visit to hear "Won't Go Back" - the first single from the new album.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's musical 'Bright Star' is headed for the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. The show will run from December 2, 2015 to January 10, 2016 in the Eisenhower Theater. Click here to read more from the Washington Post.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Steve Martin is one of the 2015 inductees into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame, along with Pete Seeger, Eddy Davis and others. Click here for more info.
Steve Martin plays with The Steep Canyon Rangers on the track, "Sweet Heaven When I Die," featured on the new CD, Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited. The CD benefits the Birthplace of Country Music. Click here for more info.
Friday, December 05, 2014
"Pretty Little One" by Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell has been nominated for the "Best Americana Roots Song" Grammy. Congrats to all of the nominees!

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place on February 8, 2015.
Monday, November 24, 2014

When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. Steve Martin is the Boovs' leader, Captain Smek. And when one resourceful girl, Tip (Rihanna), manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there's a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime (good thing they have a flying car).

"Home" will be in theaters on March 27. #HomeMovie
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
It has been announced that Steve Martin will receive the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award. Details at