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Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers

NSO Pops: Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

Friday, October 23, 2015 - Saturday, October 24, 2015

NSO Pops

The NSO Pops plays a host of Americana hits, then welcomes critically acclaimed musician and beloved comedian Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers for a night of bluegrass tunes that'll have you singing and laughing all the way home.

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About

Strumming on the banjo was a part of his comedy act from the beginning, but Steve Martin is a Grammy Award–winning and critically acclaimed bluegrass musician who has played with Earl Scruggs, Edie Brickell, and even Kermit the Frog! Now the Kennedy Center Honoree and Mark Twain Prize for American Humor recipient performs with acclaimed Grammy- winning band and longtime collaborators the Steep Canyon Rangers. After the NSO Pops kicks off the evening with a host of Americana hits and audience favorites, Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers join the party for a hard-charging spectacular of traditional and progressive tunes. In the words of the Los Angeles Times, expect "bales of lively bluegrass music and lots and lots of laughs. Emphasis on lots and lots."

Performance Timing: Approximately 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission

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Watch and Listen

Steven Reineke previews Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

NSO Pops 2015-2015 Season