This one-of-a-kind exhibit features banjos from Martin’s private collection and gives visitors a glimpse at the musical roots of a beloved comedian who is also an award-winning, critically acclaimed recording artist.
In addition to memorabilia and rare photos, The Banjo World of Steve Martin features an exclusive interview where Martin discusses his love for America’s instrument, the banjo.
“Steve Martin is unquestionably the most influential recent figure in making the banjo not only acceptable, but a welcome and in-demand instrument in American popular music culture,” said Johnny Baier, executive director of the American Banjo Museum. “His recordings, concerts and televised appearances, including the annual presentation of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, have exposed millions of people to the banjo in the most positive and musical manner possible.”
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