"The Office" and "Hangover," actor Ed Helms likes to unwind playing Appalachian-style bluegrass music.
Along with his college classmates (Jacob Tilove and Ian Riggs) they started the Lonesome Trio. And two decades later, the group will cut an album.
According to Helms, "We've been laying down some demos and kicking them back and forth. We've been playing together so long, we have so many original tunes. We've made recordings for friends and family for years but we've never done a proper album."
As the music festival Helms co-founded, The L.A. Bluegrass Situation, kicks off for its third year at legendary venue Largo, most shows featuring performers like Martin, Punch Brothers, and John C. Reilly are selling out to enthusiastic crowds. He's also started a Situation blog to cover the LA bluegrass scene, but as far as engineering a record release the "Jeff Who Lives At Home" star is looking to another comedy great's recent online success as inspiration.