Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell will headline tonight's Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, CO, replacing Mumford & Sons. The newly announced concert date comes as Steve Martin, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Edie Brickell kick off the second leg of their successful North American summer tour in support of the new album LOVE HAS COME FOR YOU, out now on Rounder Records.
Critics have been giving Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell's live set, billed as "an evening of bluegrass and comedy," rave reviews. The Nashville Scene called the show "a rich display of showmanship," and The Tampa Bay Times deemed it "endlessly entertaining." The tour continues across North America with upcoming dates including Vienna, Virginia's Wolf Trap (June 24th), New York's Town Hall (June 25th), Toronto's Jazz Festival (June 29th) and Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl (August 7th). The Los Angeles Times recently included the Hollywood Bowl concert in its Summer Music guide as one of its "must-see summer shows."
The following October dates have just been announced:
Wed-Oct-02-13 Seattle, WA Benaroya Hall
Thu-Oct-03-13 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (with orchestra)
Fri-Oct-04-13 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
Sat-Oct-05-13 Stateline, NV Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa - Theatre
Sun-Oct-06-13 San Francisco Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Tue-Oct-08-13 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Wed-Oct-09-13 Palm Desert, CA McCallum Theatre For the Performing Arts
Thu-Oct-10-13 Riverside, CA Fox Performing Arts Center
The critically acclaimed LOVE HAS COME FOR YOU, which USA Today dubbed "a sweet, spare union of talents" debuted at #1 on the Bluegrass Charts and #21 on Billboard's Top 200 chart. Produced by the legendary Peter Asher (James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Linda Ronstadt) LOVE HAS COME FOR YOU features notable players including rising-star bassist Esperanza Spalding, veteran studio guitarist Waddy Wachtel and Nickel Creek alumni Sara and Sean Watkins. The album also features the esteemed bluegrass combo the Steep Canyon Rangers with whom Martin recorded his latest Grammy nominated album Rare Bird Alert with and has toured extensively.
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