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Steve Martin ’happier as a musician’

They say the jack of all trades is the master of none, but that hasn’t stopped a wave of actors, including Hugh Lawrie and Gwyneth Paltrow, from making the cross-over from acting to music.

And you can add to that list the name of comedian Steve Martin, who is currently promoting his latest record Rare Bird Alert. One track, ‘Best Love’ is a collaboration with none other than Paul McCartney. So he must be good.

The 65-year-old, whose 2009 album he Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, was highly lauded, explained that he’s much happier now as a musician.

He told The Guardian: ‘I am enjoying myself, because I always have some place to go. With comedy, you have no place to go but more comedy, so you're never off the hook. Here, I can just start a song. Maybe my mind has changed, I'm happier, more experienced, or something.’

But he admitted to feeling a little out of place when working with big name musicians. He added: ’Everybody has their own area of expertise, so I always feel a little inferior when I get around these great musicians who have done nothing else their whole lives. Of course, I've done other things, so I'm a little lacking and feel guilty about that.’

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