Steve Martin would like everyone to make a video for “Wally On The Run” with their dogs. Steve wrote the song, featured on his current CD The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo CD, for his beloved canine Wally. Steve speaks about the contest on his newly re-launched website www.stevemartin.com.
He has partnered with Dailymotion to create a site to view his video, download the track, upload your own video submissions and view videos from other entrants: http://www.dailymotion.com/group/WallyOnTheRun.
This site goes active today and the contest ends December 1. Steve himself will select the final first prize winner, who will receive $1000. The runner up will receive $.99 as a refund for the purchase of the song.
The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo (Rounder) was #1 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums chart for 12 straight weeks. Steve recently received two awards from the IBMAs and appeared last week on David Letterman and The View in support of the CD and his music concert tour with the Steep Canyon Rangers listed below:
October 15 Toronto, ON Roy Thomson Hall
October 20 Troy, NY Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
October 22 Chicago, IL Cadillac Palace Theatre
October 24 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
October 26 Santa Fe, NM Lensic Performing Arts Ctr.
October 27 Dallas, TX Meyerson Symphony Center
October 28 Los Angeles, CA Walt Disney Concert Hall
October 30 Costa Mesa, CA Orange County PAC
November 1 Eugene, OR Jaqua Concert Hall
November 2 Spokane, WA Martin Woldson Theatre
November 5 Napa, CA Napa Valley Opera House
November 9 London, UK Royal Festival Hall
Steve Martin is a three-time Grammy® winner, the latest for his collaboration with Earl Scruggs on Foggy Mountain Breakdown (2001) and two for comedy albums Wild and Crazy Guy (1978) and Let’s Get Small (1977.) After playing on the Grammy® Award winning Foggy Mountain Breakdown with Earl Scruggs, Martin began writing a string of new banjo songs, some with lyrics and some as instrumentals. An album 45 years in the making, The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo features special vocal appearances by Mary Black, Vince Gill, Tim O’Brien, Dolly Parton and instrumental guest spots by Earl Scruggs, John McEuen, Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas, Pete Wernick and Tony Trischka.
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