Comedian And Actor Steve Martin Strumming On The Banjo

Comedian And Actor Steve Martin Strumming On The Banjo

You might recognize the guy playing the banjo in this Instagram post. It’s the famous actor, Steven Martin sharing his banjo skills with an upbeat song. In the Instagram post, his caption reads, “Here’s my first banjo video I posted on Twitter at the start of the pandemic.”

The 78-year old is known for his roles in movies such as Father of the Bride, Three Amigos, and Cheaper By the Dozen. He is also one of the stars along with Martin Short and Selena Gomez, of the current television series, Only Murders in the Building. He has made us laugh over the years and is one of the most well-known actors of his generation. 

You know Steve from his movies and comedy shows but he has also been playing the banjo since he was 17 years old. He has included the banjo and music in his comedy routines over the years and his first solo album, “The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo” received a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album in 2010. 

Many in the comments love his banjo playing. As one commenter says, “Me: I don't like banjo music. Steve Martin: You do now. Me: I do now. 👏Man, that was lovely.” and another comments, “Steve Martin will be cool for forever. ❤️ he’s an icon of humor, music and joy. Watching this man is a happy place for me.” 

The man can make music and it is clear that he enjoys doing so. Whenever we watch an actor or actress on stage, we might not realize what other talents they might hold. For Steve, that includes making great music along with his acting and making all of us laugh year after year. 

“Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;” - Romans 12:6

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