Steve Martin's latest CD, "Rare Bird Alert," with guest stars Paul McCartney and the Dixie Chicks, has received raves from
critics, fans and players alike. His thirteen songs and sparkling banjo
solos, in both clawhammer and three-finger picking styles, are
whimsical and fun-filled, always beautifully crafted and superbly
played by Steve and his band, the Steep Canyon Rangers.
This new book features transcriptions for all twelve banjo songs on the
CD, plus the four-part, a cappella pseudo-gospel number, Atheists Don’t Have No Songs
(Lyrics are included for all songs.) Banjo players can learn the
instrumental parts, and brief instructions for playing each tune are
written by Steve himself. Tony Trischka has brilliantly transcribed
every banjo note played on the CD.
Songs: Rare Bird Alert; Yellow-Backed Fly; Best Love; Northern
Island; Go Away, Stop, Turn Around, Come Back; Jubilation Day; More Bad
Weather On The Way; You; The Great Remember (For Nancy); Women Like to
Slow Dance; Hide Behind a Rock; Atheists Don’t Have No Songs; King Tut.