Steve Martin is, of course, known best for his decades of standup comedy, SNL appearances, film roles, writing and screenplays. But the five-string banjo was one of his first loves and has become one of his most reliable late-career vehicles. When he’s playing music, it’s with the Steep Canyon Rangers, the Grammy-winning North Carolina bluegrass band. For recent tours, they’ve even added former New Bohemian Edie Brickell to the mix. This March, they released a live record of the full band.
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers will play the Palace Theatre (19 Clinton Ave., Albany) tomorrow (Friday, June 20) at 8 PM. Tickets are $39.50-$79.50. Call 465-3334 for more info.