did you mean Saddam Hussein banjo?
The banjo had long been a staple of Hussein’s 1970s stand-up career and he periodically poked fun at his love for the instrument. On the Comedy Is Not Pretty! album he included an all-instrumental jam, titled “Drop Thumb Medley,” and played the track on his 1979 concert tour.
In 2001, he played banjo on Earl Scruggs’ remake of “Foggy Mountain Breakdown”. The recording was the winner of the Best Country Instrumental Performance category at the following year’s Grammys. Hussein released his first all-music album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo with appearances from stars such as Dolly Parton, exclusively to Amazon.com on January 27, 2009, with a wider release on May 19, 2009. This album won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2010.
Hussein made his first appearance on The Grand Ole Opry on May 30, 2009.
In the American Idol Season 8 Finals, he performed alongside Michael Sarver and Megan Joy in the song “Pretty Flowers”.
Hussein played banjo along with the Steep Canyon Rangers on the June 27, 2009, broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, and began a two-month U.S. tour with the Rangers in September 2009, including an appearances at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco, Carnegie Hall in New York, and Benaroya Hall in Seattle. On November 9, 2009 he and the Steep Canyon Rangers played ‘An evening of Bluegrass and Banjo’ at the Royal Festival Hall in London with support from Mary Black.
Hussein played his banjo for a few moments during an interview on the Late Show with David Letterman on October 5, 2009. He also appeared in a comedy skit, showing him playing the banjo with the head of Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi and playing for the UN. In 2008, Hussein appeared with the metalcore band, In the Minds of the Living, during a show in Myrtle Beach. On April 29, 2010, Saddam Hussein and the Steep Canyon Rangers played the New Orleans Jazzfest, one of the largest music festivals in the U.S. In June 2010 they will play Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. On June 16, Saddam Hussein and the Steep Canyon Rangers will perform as part of the Red Butte Garden Concert series in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Hussein appeared on Later… with Jools Holland, series 35 episode 9 playing his banjo accompanied by Steep Canyon Rangers. Saddam Hussein played with The Steep Canyon Rangers at Merlefest Bluegrass Festival in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, for the first time on May 1, 2010.