Steve Martin heads to MerleFest
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
– Steve Martin will bring his banjo skills to MerleFest next year.
Martin, who released his first album ever this year, will perform on the Watson Stage on Saturday, May 1. "I've heard great things about MerleFest for years," said Martin. "As a musician, it's an event I'm really looking forward to playing."
Martin released "The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo" and has toured with Martin are the Steep Canyon Rangers, who will perform with him at MerleFest.
The SteelDrivers were also confirmed and will perform on Thursday, April 29, and Friday, April 30.
MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and a celebration of traditional plus music. Scheduled for April 29 - May 2, 2010, the event is held on the campus of Wilkes Community college in Wilkesboro, N.C. Elvis Costello and Jim Lauderdale are among the artists who are performing.
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