Watch Steve Martin and Ed Helms give bluegrass some serious street cred

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Any time bluegrass music is brought up in conversation, most people probably think of the soundtrack from the Coen Brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Yet Funny or Die, as they’re known to do, want to change that. Renowned banjoist Noam Pikelny released his album Beat the Devil and Carry A Rail today and to commemorate that, he’s gotten the FoD team along with the likes of Steve Martin and Ed Helms to give some “street cred” to bluegrass music in the form of an FoD exclusive. As this clip will show you, “the bluegrass life” can be just as hardcore (and funny) as (parodies of) gangsta rap.


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