Wednesday, October 28, 2009
A Night to Remember: Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
An Evening of Bluegrass and Banjo Benefitting Central Dallas Ministries
One of my daughters and I attended the above concert at the Meyerson Symphony Center last evening, and we had a great time. The hall was sold out, and the concert was not only fun, the music was terrific. Of course, Steve Martin told his share of funny jokes and played a masterful banjo, and the Steep Canyon Rangers are excellent musicians and vocalists. A fine concert supporting an extremely worthy organization.
After the concert, my daughter and I were talking to the fiddle player, and I was telling him that Bluegrass music is close to my heart, since I’m from Tennessee. “Eastern Tennessee?” he asked. “Oh, yeh!” I said. “Our band lives in Asheville,” he told us. We high-fived. “You know,” he said, “East Tennessee and Western North Carolina are a separate state unto themselves.” “Yes,” I said, “no more beautiful place on earth.” “Absolutely,” he replied, “a well-kept secret.” A band after my own heart.