Sunday, June 23, 2013

Ticket Giveaway - Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell - 7.1.13 - Heinz Hall - Show Preview - Concert Preview

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell will be making an appearance at Heinz Hall next Monday, 7.1. The band is touring behind their album Love Has Come for You released this year. The band plays bluegrass, country and pop that blends in all the right ways with this quintet. The group was recognized in 2011 by the International Bluegrass Music Awards as the 'Entertainer of the Year' along with a Grammy. Edie Brickell contributed to the album by supplying lyrics to some of the banjo tunes created by Steve Martin. We are happy to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual just email us at to enter for a chance to win. 

From their press:

Although the new musical partners have already built widely-loved individual bodies of work, their inaugural duo effort is a substantial departure, as a well as a creative milestone, for both artists. Love Has Come for You offers 13 eloquently rootsy Martin/Brickell compositions that combine the former's inventive, expressive five-string banjo work with the latter's heart-tugging vocals and vivid, detail-rich lyrics. Steve Martin is currently in the fifth decade of a uniquely varied and accomplished career in which he's excelled as a comedian, actor, author and playwright, and as a Grammy-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer. His fellow Texas native Edie Brickell initially burst onto the national scene in the late 1980s fronting the New Bohemians, and has since carved out an iconoclastic solo career that's solidified her reputation as a uniquely compelling singer and a songwriter of rare insight. 

Love Has Come for You is the product of a vibrant songwriting partnership that took on a life of its own after Martin invited Brickell to write lyrics for a banjo tune he'd recently come up with. "I played it for her, and she walked around the room and hummed some lyrics, which she later recorded and sent to me," Martin recalls. "I realized that Edie's approach is that she works best when she goes away and does it herself, and that became the blueprint for how we worked together."

Show begins at 7:30p and tickets can be found here