Comedy legend and Grammy-award winning musician Steve Martin will appear in concert at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center with the bluegrass band the Steep Canyon Rangers on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 7:30 PM. Singer/songwriter Edie Brickell will also appear, performing with Martin on songs from their upcoming album Love Will Come For You.
Martin has always had an avid interest in the banjo; he incorporated the instrument into his celebrated comedy shows in the '70s, and in 2001 he played on a Grammy-winning cover of the Earl Scruggs classic "Foggy Mountain Breakdown." The multi-talented actor, writer, comedian and musician has since recorded two albums, toured with the Steep Canyon Rangers, and appeared at Carnegie Hall and on the Grand Ole Opry.
Brickell is best known for her stint fronting Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians in the '80s. That group scored a multi-platinum debut with Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars in 1988, featuring the hit single "What I Am." She has since explored a variety of styles on subsequent solo albums and movie soundtracks. Martin and Brickell will release Love Will Come For You on April 23. Expect songs from that album mixed with other selections from both artists, and the Steep Canyon Rangers, as well as a strong dose of Martin's legendary humor at the Schermerhorn on May 29.
Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday (Jan. 25) at 10 AM. This show will be presented without orchestra. VIP packages are available that include a front-row seat, a meet-and-greet with the artist and dinner at Arpeggio. The cost is $250 per person. Limit two per household.