Our good friend Mr. Steve Martin took the world on a soothing 79 second journey by posting some "banjo balm" to his Twitter feed.
The comedian and long time banjo player used an exquisite clawhammer technique to play a gentle reprieve with his Deering Clawgrass banjo; the signature model of Mark Johnson who famously taught Steve how to play this particular technique.
Banjo balm. pic.twitter.com/eQ6jUkHSHm— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) March 21, 2020
And it has not gone unnoticed! The video was picked up by Billboard.com who called it "the soothing banjo balm you didn't know you needed", while AVclub.com notes that the playing was "technically impressive, sonically calming, and not even kind of reminiscent of being murdered in the woods while hanging out with Ned Beatty, the video is a reminder that the banjo can heal!"
Couldn't agree more! And we think you all can offer the world some banjo balm, too! Find out how by clicking below!