Clark Collis
February 11, 2009 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Crow

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Steve Martin
genre
Country

We gave it a B

Comedy legend Steve Martin used to pepper his stand-up routines with banjo-playing (and once ”dueled” on that Deliverance tune with the Muppets). But this bluegrass collection is an almost entirely serious affair. On The Crow Martin showcases his fine five-string talents on instrumentals such as ”Pitkin County Turnaround” and the wistful ”Freddie’s Lilt.” He also capably backs singers Vince Gill and Dolly Parton on romantic confection ”Pretty Flowers.” The result is a rare album by a moonlighting movie star that doesn’t make its creator look like a jerk. B

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