Last Friday, 11/05/2010, Dave Letterman certainly brought the string-band goods to his late night show.
First up, Steve Martin presented Noam Pikelny, banjo player of Punch Brothers, with a check for $50,000. Mr. Pikelny is first recipient of the Steve Martin Award for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Here's a great clip of Mr. Martin and Mr. Pikelny playing a very funny rendition of "Dueling Banjos":
Watch Punch Brothers playing "Rye Whiskey", from their latest LP, Antifogmatic, from the same show here.