Artist: Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers (feat. Edie Brickell)
Songs: The Great Remember [Steve Martin solo] / Pretty Little One / Remember Me This Way
Recorded at T------ S--- Stage at Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto Jazz Festival), June 29, 2013.
Full review to follow. What better way to bookend a Jazz Festival experience that started with Willie Nelson than with a night of Steve Martin's bluegrass stylings? This was a fun, high-energy night, with Martin displaying both his deft comedic timing as well as his nimble pickin' skills. There was also quite a variety of music explored within the bluegrass tradition, and just as a sample, here we have a solo banjo excursion, a brand new murder ballad, and one of the tunes penned by Edie Brickell from the pair's new collaborative Love Has Come for You album.