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Steve Martin performs with the Steep Canyon Rangers band at Largo at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Steve Martin takes his banjo on tour


With no introduction or celebrity fanfare, Steve Martin steps onstage with the Steep Canyon Rangers bluegrass band, a banjo strapped to his chest.

He's not there to tell jokes, though he manages to squeeze in a few. He's there to play music -- songs from his Grammy-winning bluegrass album, "The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo."

Martin tells the crowd he met the band at a party in North Carolina, "but when we're in California, I tell people we met in rehab."

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