Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Steve Martin filmed a video performance for "Me and Paul Revere," his latest song with his bluegrass group Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers. The song was inspired by the oft-told tale of Paul Revere's ride, yet Martin infused a natural comedic twist to the song, as it's told from the previously ignored perspective of Revere's horse.
"I was impressed with David Hackett Fischer's book, Paul Revere's Ride, which gave the facts of a story that had been twisted throughout history," Martin says. "I was happy to write a song that told the truth of his ride, and tell the little-known story of what happened to Revere's horse that night."
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers performed the song for the intimately shot video in front of a small group of fans in a tightly packed Williamsburg, Brooklyn loft. The video also has exclusive interview footage of the band discussing their first interactions with Steve Martin.