Steve Martin will perform with The Steep Canyon Rangers in 'An Evening of Bluegrass & Banjo' at the State Theatre August 1st at 6 PM. Steve Martin will perform bluegrass and banjo tunes from his Grammy-winning album, 'The Crow.' Tickets are $60 to $55 and will go on sale to State Theatre Members on June 8th and to the public on June 15th. During member sales there is a limit of six tickets per member. Tickets and memberships can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, PA, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132, or through the State Theatre website at www.statetheatre.org. Public sales will begin on Tuesday, June 15th. The concert is sponsored by Unity Bank.
Steve Martin first rose to national prominence in the 1970s performing absurdist comedy routines and making frequent appearances on NBC's 'Saturday Night Live.' Branching out from stand-up comedy in the early '80s, Martin became a successful film actor and musician, eventually earning Emmy, Grammy and American Comedy Awards. His banjo and bluegrass music has earned him numerous accolades - including a 2003 Grammy Award for Best Country Performance and, most recently, a Best Bluegrass Album Grammy for his 2009 solo debut, 'The Crow.' The Steep Canyon Rangers, from Asheville, NC, have built a reputation as an engaging acoustic quintet seasoned by constant touring. The Rangers were named Emerging Artist of the Year in 2006 at the IBMA awards ceremony in Nashville, TN, and the group has been regularly featured on the Grand Ole Opry, as well as major U.S. Bluegrass and Americana music festivals.