Steve Martin, Edie Brickell team up
Posted January 7, 2013
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell? The couple have announced the release of their duo album, Love Has Come for You, out April 23. While the two artists may not be the first pairing that comes to mind, Martin's banjo work with Brickell's folksy vocals could work.
"I fell in love with the banjo tunes because at first listen they evoked images and stories that were true to me," Brickell, who is most famous for her single, What I Am, said in a statement.
"The banjo can be so evocative when it's used sparingly, and that was in the back of my mind as we were writing," Martin explained in a statement. "It's the way I've longed to play and hear the banjo, rather than it being present at every moment. In these songs, the point is to tell the story and get out."
Among the songs on the 13-track album are When You Get to Asheville, Sarah Jane and the Iron Mountain Baby, Remember Me This Way and Fighter.
Produced by Peter Asher, who has worked with Elvis Costello and Linda Ronstadt, the album also features instrumentation by Esperanza Spalding and Sara and Sean Watkins.
Tour dates are to be announced.
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