I’ve got a lot of respect for aging comedians who can reinvent themselves. Martin’s gone from stand-up to television to movies to author to music, not necessarily in that order. Plus, he has never completely left one behind in favor of another.
Martin started a YouTube channel recently. He’s only uploaded one video thus far: Paul Revere House Performance.
First off, a show of hands for those of you who knew Steve Martin played in a blue grass band.
There should be a good number of hands raised.
The group, the Steep Canyon Rangers, released their first album in 2001. Martin joined them in 2009 during a broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion. He plays with them occasionally but is not an official member of the band.
I myself was blissfully unaware of the Rangers or Martin’s involvement with them until several years ago when I saw them on a late night show. It was pretty cool.
On Tuesday, I came across the above video. When I went to YouTube to watch it, only 18 people before me had viewed it. Frankly, I found that hard to believe! It was (and is) so good! The men of the Rangers had my foot tapping in no time, and I loved that it was performed at Paul Revere’s house. Nice touch.
Also, I’m a sucker for personification.