Steve Martin & Martin Short / INB Performing Arts Center / Spokane / October 20 / TICKETS
Steve Martin has an accomplished career in which he’s excelled. All while a comedian, actor, author playwright, and as a Grammy-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist, and composer.
Steve Martin began his career on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, for which he earned his first Emmy Award. In the mid-1970s, Martin shone as a stand-up on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and made appearances on HBO. Martin’s widely popular films include: The Jerk (1979), Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987).
An accomplished musician, Martin’s debut album The Crow: New Songs For The Five-String Banjo (2010), earned him a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album in 2010. Martin’s second full-length bluegrass album Rare Bird Alert (2011), produced by Tony Trishka, featured 13 Martin-penned tracks as well as special guest vocal appearances by Paul McCartney and The Dixie Chicks. Martin co-wrote two of the CD’s songs with the Grammy®-winning bluegrass band, Steep Canyon Rangers.
Martin Short, a celebrated comedian, and actor, has won fans ever since his breakout season on “Saturday Night Live. Short also won an Outer Critics Circle Award for Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl. He later won a Tony and an Outer Critics Circle Award for his role in the revival of Little Me.
Steep Canyon Rangers are an acoustic Bluegrass group. In 2013 the band’s 8th record “Nobody Knows You” won the Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. Before embarking on a world tour backing comedian/banjoist Steve Martin, the Rangers were also nominated for 2 International Bluegrass Music awards including Album of the Year “Lovin’ Pretty Women” (2007).