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  • Steve Martin + Edie Brickell to Release "Love Has Come for You" on April 23

    Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:56:44

    Steve Martin + Edie Brickell to Release "Love Has Come for You" on April 23 - It's their first duo effort

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    New musical duo alert.

    Rounder Records will release Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's inaugural duo effort Love Has Come For You on April 23. The remarkable new collaboration offers 13 eloquently rootsy compositions that combine Martin's inventive five-string banjo work with Brickell's distinctive vocals and vivid, detail-rich lyrics. Love Has Come For You is a substantial departure, as a well as a creative milestone, for both artists.

    "I fell in love with the banjo tunes because at first listen they evoked images and stories that were true to me," said Brickell.

    The album features deeply evocative songs such as "When You Get to Asheville," "Sarah Jane and the Iron Mountain Baby," "Remember Me This Way," "Fighter," as well as the haunting title track. Each tune offers playful, resonant character studies, conveying a wealth of imagery, emotion and musical ideas within spacious, mostly acoustic arrangements and irresistibly accessible tunes.

    "The banjo can be so evocative when it's used sparingly, and that was in the back of my mind as we were writing," says Martin. "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."

    "I think that the goal of any collaboration should be to come up with something that each individual wouldn't have come up with on their own, and I think that we've done that here," says Martin.

    Tour dates for Steve Martin and Edie Brickell will be announced soon.

    Who's excited about this collab?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    01.09.13



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