Legendary comedian and banjo player Steve Martin teams up with The Steep Canyon Rangers for a song from 'The Long-Awaited Album.'
Actor, comedian and bluegrass musician Steve Martin released "The Long-Awaited Album" on Rounder Records. On his latest LP, Martin reconnects with his backing band the Steep Canyon Rangers, who previously contributed to 2011's Rare Bird Alert, 2013's Love Has Come for You and 2014's Live.
Martin also unveiled his record's lead single, "Caroline", a banjo-slathered number that manages to be unfailingly jolly even as it dissects a brutal break-up. The song opens not long after the title character has unceremoniously dumped Martin's narrator, and he's still hung up on her: "Can you tell me why you left me standing in the parking structure/ Caroline, I was the almost-perfect boyfriend ever for you/ And you even said that to me one time at the Olive Garden."