Saturday, October 30, 2010
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers taped an episode of Austin City Limits back in April. Check out the photos and setlist via the link below.

Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers From the ACL taping program on April 27, 2010
AustinCityLimits.org
- view photos & setlist -
Friday, October 29, 2010
Gene Myers, Music Journalist & Columnist, interviews Steve Martin for his weekly newspaper column, The Joy of Life

The Joy of Life: A conversation with Steve Martin
The Joy of Life (weekly newspaper column)
by Gene Myers, October 16, 2010
- read interview -

Steve Martin performed in Santa Barbara, CA on October 8 at Granada Theatre. Read a review from JamBase here:

Steve Martin Makes Beautiful Music With the Banjo
JamBase
by L. Paul Mann, October 19, 2010
- read review-

Monday, October 18, 2010

Steve Martin performed in Santa Barbara, CA on October 8 at Granada Theatre. The Daily Nexus, the newspaper of University of California Santa Barbara, reviewed the show. Read the review here:

Steve Martin Makes Beautiful Music With the Banjo
The Daily Nexus
by Rowan Byers, October 14, 2010
- read review-

Monday, October 11, 2010
The San Diego Union Tribune interviews Steve Martin about his bluegrass music...

The grass is blue for banjo-playin' fool Steve Martin
The San Diego Union Tribune
by George Varga, October 6, 2010
- read interview -

Steve Martin's children's book Late for School was released in September.

Democrat and Chronicle reviews it:
"Motivate with a musical book by Steve Martin" - by Merrie Leininger
- read review -

About Late for School:

LateForSchool_lg Getting to school has never been quite this difficult — or hilarious.

Celebrated writer and performer Steve Martin and dynamic artist C. F. Payne have teamed up to tell the story of the adventure, danger, and laughs of one youngster's journey to school. With an enclosed bluegrass CD of Grammy-winner Steve Martin playing the banjo and singing the book's story, LATE FOR SCHOOL will be the perfect gift to be read—and listened to - again and again.

Order Late For School from Amazon.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Steve Martin's new novel An Object of Beauty will be released November 23, 2010.

Click here to read an interview with Steve Martin about the new novel.

ObjectOfBeauty_lg A captivating presence who naturally draws in everyone around her, Lacey Yeager appears on the New York art scene as a clever and funny young intern at Sotheby's. With her charm, ambition, and questionable and sometimes illegal tactics, she climbs the cultural ladder, step by step, and moves from cataloging paintings to success in the labyrinthine and mysterious art world. Her knowledge of art and art collectors quickly grows, and the list of men she enchants and inevitably destroys grows right alongside it. Her rise to the highest tiers of the city's social life parallel the soaring heights - and, at times, the dark lows - of the art world and the country from the early 1990s through today. Will be released November 23, 2010.

Pre-Order An Object Of Beauty at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders.

An Object Of Beauty will be released in the UK on November 25. You can pre-order the UK version from Amazon UK.

Monday, September 13, 2010
Steve is now on Twitter. Follow him at @stevemartintogo.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Steve Martin appeared on Good Morning America this morning, Wednesday, September 8, where he discussed his new children's book Late For School and performed the song "Late For School" with the Steep Canyon Rangers.


VIDEO ARCHIVE from Good Morning America:
- Interview
- Performance of "Late For School"


PHOTOS from the appearance:

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I am pleased to announce the winner of the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, the incredible Noam Pikelny. Noam is the extraordinary banjoist for the Punch Brothers, playing not only traditional bluegrass, but classical, rock and jazz oriented music.  He is a player of unlimited range and astonishing precision.  We congratulate him on this honor. 

This award has been created to bring recognition to an individual or group for outstanding accomplishment in the field of five-string banjo or bluegrass music.  It is hoped that by highlighting the extraordinary musicianship of these artists, that bluegrass, and bluegrass-related music will enjoy an increased appreciation world-wide.

The recipients should be a person or group who has given us a fresh appreciation of this music, either through artistry, composition, innovation or preservation.  They should be professional or semi-professional, should be currently active in their careers and deserving of a wider audience.

The honoree will receive an unrestricted cash prize of fifty-thousand dollars, as well as a bronze sculpture created expressly for the prize by noted artist Eric Fischl.

The award is determined through a private process by a board consisting of  Earl Scruggs, Pete Wernick, Tony Trischka, Anne Stringfield, Alison Brown, Neil V. Rosenberg, Béla Fleck and Steve Martin.   The award is funded personally by the Steve Martin Charitable Foundation.

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