Thursday, January 22, 2009

THE PLATINUM LOUNGE IS OPEN: NBC has announced that Steve Martin will host the January 31 episode of Saturday Night Live, his fifteenth time in the role. Of note from the press release:
Martin has won Grammy Awards for his comedy recordings and for his banjo work on Earl Scruggs' 75th Anniversary album.... Martin will also release his first full-length music album, "The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo" on January 27, 2009. The bluegrass-flavored album has been 45 years in the making, and will feature special vocal appearances by Mary Black, Vince Gill, Tim O'Brien, Dolly Parton and musicians Earl Scruggs, Pete Wernick and Tony Trischka.

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