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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell graced Jazz Festival

Submitted by on July 10, 2013 – 12:26 amNo Comment

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Beloved comedian, actor, and award wining banjoist Steve Martin took center stage at Toronto’s Steep Canyon Rangers for TD Jazz Festival at the end of June.

The esteemed Martin has been playing the banjo for many years, and for those who have only seen his comedy in movies and not on stage, he uses his banjo effectively when performing his stand-up.

But this time around, it’s different.

Steve Martin & Edie BrickellMartin and special guest Edie Brickell (Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians) have teamed up as a banjo and lyricist combo, and have recently released a 13-song album together, which incorporates Brickell’s poetic and deeply insightful lyrical capabilities and Martin’s talented fingers on five strings.

The album, entitled Love Has Come For You provides a new look into the art of Steve Martin that shows he loves all facets of music, and is inclined to tilt between serious and satirical anytime, depending on where he’s drawing his inspiration.Martin & Edie Brickell

Brickell herself drew much inspiration from Martin’s playing, so much so that she describes it as “seeing images” when she first heard him pluck the banjo.

The two have truly found solace in playing contemporary bluegrass and jazz music, and as a pair, who knows where this new found partnership will take them.

The fans certainly loved it in Toronto, so keep it coming guys. Don’t get me wrong, it could’ve been the spread.

VIP spread in TD boothStory by Devin Size, Photos by Tee Onek

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