Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pete Wernick on Steve Martin

From this year's International Bluegrass Music Awards wrap-up:
Pete Wernick introduced [Steve] Martin as “a man who needs an introduction” to the bluegrass community. With a name like “Martin,” Pete observed, he could have been related to Jimmy Martin or Benny Martin—but he wasn’t. “He took the typical bluegrass career path of learning magic tricks, learning to make balloon animals and working at Disneyland,” Wernick said, adding that Martin now refers to his movie producing and acting career as “the lost years,” in an effort to “turn his life to oblivion, poverty and banjo rolls.”

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