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Steve Martin Interviews Steve Martin Saturday

Courtesy Steve Martin

Maybe it’s the name? Or the love of bluegrass and banjos?

Edgewood attorney Steve Martin on Saturday interviews that other Steve Martin, the comedian, actor and Grammy-winning bluegrass musician.

Kentucky’s Martin -- a board member of the International Bluegrass Music Association and host of the  “Unreal Bluegrass” online broadcast -- chats with the world famous Steve Martin at 3 p.m. Saturday. 

“He’s a really nice fellow,” says our Martin about his guest.

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They talk about his new “So Familiar” CD with Edie Brickell, and their new “Bright Star” musical heading to Broadway. Martin and Brickell collaborated on the music, with lyrics by Brickell and the story by Martin.

The Martins talk about banjos, of course. Long-time fans of the comedian will remember him playing banjo in his stand-up comedy act in the 1970s. He has Grammy Awards for best American roots song (with Brickell in 2014), bluegrass album (2010) and comedy album (1978, 1979.

"Unreal Bluegrass" airs 2-5 p.m. Saturday.

John Kiesewetter, who has covered television and media for more than 35 years, has been working for Cincinnati Public Radio and WVXU-FM since 2015.