Rare Bird Alert

  • Type: Music
  • By: Steve Martin
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Country & Folk
  • Recommended by: Jessica T.
  • ISBN/UPC: 011661066021
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The Grammy-winning comedian puts out a first rate bluegrass album!

So, I knew Steve Martin was a talented banjo player but in this album he wrote or co-wrote every track and they are lovely. I was totally won over by the instrumental pieces starting with the title track “Rare Bird Alert,” but tracks such as “Jubilation Day” and“Atheists Don’t Have No Songs” are hilarious. And those are balanced out by the beauty in songs like “Best Love” sung by featured guest Sir Paul McCartney or “You” featuring the Dixie Chicks. And just for kicks don’t miss the live version of that Steve Martin classic, “King Tut”,now restored to its “historically correct form”… bluegrass.

Fans of Chris Thile (Not All Who Wander), Alison Kraus & Union Station (Paper Airplane), Nickel Creek (Reasons Why), or Jerry Douglas (Glide) all should take note!