Steve Martin is known as a comedic mastermind and his leading roles in such iconic films as Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Parenthood, The Pink Panther, and The Jerk, which seemingly personified his career. While Martin is generally known as a comedian, but also dabbles in music, and this recent tour is an exploration of this other energetic platform. He is touring as a main member of The Steep Canyon Rangers and has collaborated alongside Edie Brickell and this famous bluegrass group to deliver some popular and perfectly encapsulating bluegrass and country rock.
Steve Martin’s last comedy album was released in 1981, entitled The Steve Martin Brothers. Since then, Martin has moved away from straight stand-up, embraced acting, and has now entered another phase of his career in exposing bluegrass to a greater audience.
The setlist for these shows consists of work from many members through many years. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell crafted an album called Love Has Come For You which released in 2013. It makes up quite a bit of this setlist, including bluegrass jams “Sarah January and the Iron Mountain Baby” as well as “When You Get to Asheville.” This is the pair’s first project together.
Steve Martin participated in a few musical projects as a solo act, including his contribution to the official The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo where Martin was the main creative mastermind. These shows feature “The Crow” from this release.
Of course, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers partnered for a 2011 record called Rare Bird Alert. The majority of the setlist pulls material from this release, including “Atheists Don’t Have No Songs” and “Jubilation Day.”
Lastly, all mentioned members here have participated in the live album titled Live. It features new and old material, and was released in 2014. This tour is a direct support of this release.
At the end of the evening, this collective is of Martin’s solo material, Edie Brickell and Martin collaborations, and work featuring all members together.
Rare Bird Alert
Get Along Stray Dog
When You Get to Asheville
Sarah January and the Iron Mountain Baby
Love Has Come for You
Stand And Deliver
Atheists Don’t Have No Songs
The Great Remember (For Nancy)
Sun’s Gonna Shine
Yes She Did
Pretty Little One
The Dance at the Wedding
Remember Me This Way
How long is a Steve Martin concert?
The show clocks in at about two hours in total.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Steve Martin’s tour?
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Who is Steve Martin’s publicist and press contact?
The group lists many relevant media contacts on their official website. This includes their publicity team of Ashley Moyer and Regina Joskow. The former can be reached at Ashley@lotosnile.com and the latter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The last major contact is Rebecca Berman who covers all international marketing and music. She can be reached at email@example.com.
“Proceeding to deliver probably the funniest bluegrass concert ever, the Renaissance man movie star, performing with the terrific ensemble the Steep Canyon Rangers, proved that his musicianship is no joke. Performing on banjo and providing the occasional vocal, the dapper actor displayed his considerable instrumental prowess, including his mastery of the difficult “clawhammer” picking style, in a nearly two-hour show composed almost entirely of self-penned original songs.” – Frank Scheck of the Hollywood Reporter
“Steve Martin is not just a “wild and crazy” guy from Saturday Night Live. He is also an accomplished “wild and crazy” musician. Now on tour playing bluegrass music with The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell, Steve Martin is the consummate entertainer, as showcased in his recent sold-out concert at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia on June 24, 2013.” – Mark Beachy of the MD Theatre Guide
“The Rangers’ impeccable timing also was on display during their comic banter with Martin between songs — dare we call it wry grass? — making the night often seem like a Smothers Brothers sketch (Martin wrote for them back in the ’60s).” – Mike Barnes of the Hollywood Reporter
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers 2013
Tour Opening Acts: Edie Brickell
Started July 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Ended October 6, 2013 in San Francisco, California
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers 2012
Tour Opening Acts: NA
Started May 30, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts | Ended October 21, 2012 in Mountain View, California
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers 2011
Started May 25, 2011 in Providence, Rhode Island | Ended August 21, 2011 Tucson, Arizona
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers 2010
Started April 27, 2010 in Austin, Texas | Ended October 9, 2010 in San Diego, California