Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell Live premieres March 4th on PBS' Great Performances and will be available March 11th on Rounder Records CD/DVD.
Steve Martin's First Ever Televised Live Concert Performance with Edie Brickell and The Steep Canyon Rangers Will Be Released on CD/DVD Via Rounder Records March 11th, 2014
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, fresh off their GRAMMY win last week (Best American Roots Song) are set for their first-ever live concert television broadcast as PBS' Great Performances premieres "Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell Live" airing on PBS in March (check local listings).
In addition, on March 11th, 2014, Rounder Records will release a deluxe two-disc CD/DVD package documenting this special event. Highlighting Martin's unique blend of comedy and bluegrass, this extraordinary live performance was taped in stunning HD and recorded in crystal clear 5.1 audio at the historic Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, California in the fall of 2013.
With music supervision by the renowned Peter Asher (Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor), the concert features material from Martin and Brickell's GRAMMY-winning collaborative album "Love Has Come For You" as well as songs from "Rare Bird," Martin's highly acclaimed GRAMMY-winning project with The Steep Canyon Rangers in addition to music from his GRAMMY-winning solo album "The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo."
Watch "Pretty Little One" taken from Great Performances:
Wow! Still exciting after all these years. Grammy for best Americana Song, with @ediebrickell
GRAMMY ALERT: Steve Martin & Edie Brickell have been nominated for two Grammy awards:
Best Americana Album (Love Has Come For You)
Best American Roots Song ("Love Has Come For You")
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, January 26, 2014.
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's new musical 'Bright Star' will be workshopped in early 2014. For more details about the musical, visit Broadway.com.
The Thursday night Dress Rehearsal concert will feature music only. Both the Thursday and Friday night Concert will be Video Taped by WNET NY for future broadcast on the PBS "Great Performances Series". The Dress Rehearsal performance and taping will begin at 7:30 PM on Thursday night so audience members should be seated by that time.
More details on the tour page.
Steve Martin has announced that Jens Kruger is this year's winner of his Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass.
More information about Jens Kruger and the prize can be found in the following article in the New York Times.
Steve Martin’s Prize for Bluegrass Goes to Jens Kruger
The New York Times
by Dave Itzkoff, September 11, 2013
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"The Governors Awards pay tribute to individuals who've made indelible contributions in their respective fields," said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. "We couldn't be more excited for this year's honorees and look forward to bringing their peers and colleagues together to celebrate their extraordinary achievements."
For more information, visit oscars.org.