(BOSTON, February 21, 2012) – The Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight is currently voting on passing a bill that will make Steve Martin’s new song, “Me and Paul Revere,” the Commonwealth’s official Revolutionary War song. Martin’s music video for the song premiered today on RollingStone.com. Filmed in an industrial loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in front of a group of fans, the video captures an intimate and special performance by Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers.
Martin was originally inspired to write and record the song after reading David Hackett Fischer’s book, Paul Revere’s Ride, and in anticipation of his performance on a PBS broadcast of A Capitol Fourth last summer. In his own unique twist, Martin crafted the song to tell the story about the historical ride from the perspective of Revere’s horse.
Today also marks the publication of Martin’s new book, The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten. Martin has gathered his best tweets for the collection and will appear on Good Morning America and Tavis Smiley on February 22 in support of the book.
With more than 1.5 million Twitter followers (a number growing by the day) and a now famously uncanny ability to pack 140 characters with a maximum amount of humor and wit, Steve Martin has redefined what it means to be a celebrity in today’s world of social media.
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers are currently on tour in support of their #1 bluegrass release, Rare Bird Alert, which most recently received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Bluegrass Album.