Steve Martin coming to WE Fest to play the banjo, not crack jokes

The comedian and actor is also a bluegrass musician. He'll perform at WE Fest in August with his band, the Steep Canyon Rangers. The group was nominated for a Grammy award.
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The comedian and actor is also a bluegrass musician. He'll perform at WE Fest in August with his band, the Steep Canyon Rangers. The group was nominated for a Grammy award.

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