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Fri November 2, 2012

Steve Martin Brings The Steep Canyon Rangers To Wharton Center

Actor-comedian Steve Martin also plays the banjo. He’ll play with the Steep Canyon Rangers Sunday night at MSU.

The Steep Canyon Rangers, with Steve Martin, bring bluegrass to MSU's Wharton Center Nov. 4
The Steep Canyon Rangers, with Steve Martin, bring bluegrass to MSU's Wharton Center Nov. 4
Credit Courtesy Photo/Steep Canyon Rangers

The Steep Canyon Rangers is the group playing with Steve Martin at the Wharton Center this weekend. Their concert is at 7 p.m. Sunday. The actor-comedian has long included banjo playing in his act.

The album they recorded together, Rare Bird Alert, was nominated for a Best Bluegrass Album Grammy this year.

"He (Steve Martin) is an entertainer that is doing a service to the genre, and we're proud to be a part of it." Charles R. Humphrey III of the Steep Canyon Rangers

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talked with bassist Charles R. Humphrey III. He says they connected with Steve Martin through his wife, Anne Stringfield.