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Steve Martin: Our Wild and Crazy Guest

Monday, May 27, 2013

Stuck in transit this Memorial Day weekend? Take our hourlong special with America's funniest banjo player with you.

Steve Martin And Edie Brickell, In The Studio

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Hear Steve Martin, Edie Brickell and The Steep Canyon Rangers, perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell; More Iggy Pop Stories; REM from Worst to First

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

In this episode: Comedian, actor and banjo player Steve Martin has teamed up with singer-songwriter Edie Brickell for a new album called Love Has Come For You. They perform live in our studio.

    Plus: Why is it Iggy Pop week on Soundcheck? John makes a big announcement, and we hear some of your Iggy Pop stories.

    And: Spinner Canada writer Aaron Brophy shares his ranking of REM’s studio albums. His choices might upset the band’s longtime fans.

      Steve Martin on 'Give Me the Banjo'

      Friday, November 04, 2011

      In music, there are few things more insane than an amateur going and trying to sit down with a real player. But that's just what John Hockenberry did earlier this week, when he went to the house of comedian, author and banjo aficionado Steve Martin. A documentary called "Give Me the Banjo" airs tonight, and is narrated by Martin. But in the comedian's New York City apartment, talking about the banjo — as well as Martin's long career in comedy and interest in music — was augmented by some performance and a lesson or two. 

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      The Wild and Crazy Banjo

      Thursday, November 03, 2011

      Since releasing his first bluegrass album three years ago, actor and comedian Steve Martin has earned critical acclaim – and a Grammy – for his skills with the banjo. Now, he’s exploring the history of the instrument, and issues of race, class and musical innovation, in a new PBS documentary called “Give Me the Banjo.” Martin joins us in studio (with a banjo on his knee).

      "Give Me the Banjo" airs tomorrow night, Nov. 4, at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations.

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      Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

      Monday, May 30, 2011

      Actor, author and comedian Steve Martin released his debut album as a banjo player two years ago. But he first picked up the instrument as a teenager and later incorporated it into his hit stand-up act during the 1970s. He joins us with his backing band to play songs from the album, “Rare Bird Alert.”

      This is a repeat edition of Soundcheck.

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      Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

      Friday, March 18, 2011

      Actor, author and comedian Steve Martin released his debut album as a banjo player two years ago. But he first picked up the instrument as a teenager and later incorporated it into his hit stand-up act during the 1970s. He joins us with his backing band to play songs from a new album, “Rare Bird Alert,” live in the Greene Space.

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      The Greene Space

      Soundcheck Live: Steve Martin and Mike Birbiglia

      Friday, March 18, 2011

      2:00 PM

      Steve Martin and his band the Steep Canyon Rangers perform live on Soundcheck. Plus, an interview with comedian and This Amercian Life regular Mike Birbiglia.

      Steve Martin on An Object of Beauty

      Friday, December 31, 2010

      Legendary writer, actor, and performer Steve Martin talks about his long and varied career, his many talents, and his latest novel. An Object of Beauty tells the story of an ambitious woman climbing through New York’s social and art world.

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      Steve Martin: Art and Commerce

      Tuesday, December 21, 2010

      Steve Martin, comedian, actor, playwright and author of An Object of Beauty: A Novel, talks about the contemporary New York art scene -- the setting of his third novel.

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      Steve Martin

      Monday, November 29, 2010

      Legendary writer, actor, and performer Steve Martin talks about his long and varied career, his many talents, and his latest novel. An Object of Beauty tells the story of an ambitious woman climbing through New York’s social and art world.

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