Martin "Paul Revere" video out today
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
– Steve Martin's music video for Me and Paul Revere
premieres today on RollingStone.com.
The video was filmed in an industrial loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in front of fans.
Martin also celebrates the release of his new book today "The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten." Martin will appear on Good Morning America and Tavis Smiley on Feb, 22 in support of the book.
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers are currently on tour in support of "Rare Bird Alert."
Martin was originally inspired to write and record the song after reading David Hackett Fischer's book, "Paul Revere's Ride" and in anticipation of his performance on PBS' broadcast of A Capitol Fourth this past summer. Martin wrote the song about the historical ride from the perspective of Revere's horse.
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Following up their 2009 Grammy Award winning "The Crow," Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers present another stellar bluegrass release. With this one, Martin stretches his musical wings by writing or co-writing all of the songs and brings along his trademark brand of humor as well.
This features the same outstanding instrumentals supplied by the exceptional Steep Canyon Rangers, and, of course, Martin on banjo, but also includes a much more vocal and lyrical presence to enjoy. ...
Although primarily known for his award-winning work as an actor, writer and stand-up comedian, Steve Martin is also a talented five-string banjo player with a lifelong love affair with the instrument. Martin played the banjo on his comedy albums in the late 1970s and made guest appearances on more recent recordings from other artists including Earl Scruggs and Tony Trischka, but his relationship with the instrument was never officially consummated on-record until this debut full-length musical ...