Steve Martin


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1) Steve Martin (born 14 August 1945) is a popular American comedian, screenwriter, actor and musician (the latter especially as a banjoist).
2) Steve Martin is a gospel guitar player.

1) Steve Martin (born Stephen Glenn Martin in Waco, TX on 14 August 1945) is a popular American comedian, screenwriter, actor and musician - the latter especially as a banjoist. He has recorded as Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers and as the duo Steve Martin & Edie Brickell.
While he has played banjo from an early age (and included music in his comedy routines from the beginning of his professional career), since the 2000s Martin has increasingly dedicated his career to music (and acting less) and spending much of his professional life playing banjo, recording, and touring with various bluegrass acts, including Earl Scruggs, with whom he won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance in 2002. He released his first solo music album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, in 2009, for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.
Raised in Garden Grove, California, his first notable entertainment job was as a writer for the American sketch comedy show "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour". Through his subsequent appearances on "Saturday Night Live", Martin has been one of the most famous comedians in the United States, especially during the mid-1970s. Martin has appeared in over 50 movies and between 1977 and 1981, released four best-selling comedy albums. He is also a noted banjo player, and has received accolades for his talents. He has been awarded four Grammy awards, two (1978 and 1979) for his comedy albums and two (2001 and 2009) for bluegrass recordings.
His 2009 album, "The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo" won Best Bluegrass Album at the 52nd Grammy Awards.
In 2011, he released "Rare Bird Alert" alongside the Steep Canyon Rangers, which reached #43 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
His album, "Love Has Come for You", recorded with Edie Brickell, was released in 2013.

2) Steve Martin is a gospel guitar player. Read more about Steve Martin on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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