Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Releasing Album This Spring
"I think that the goal of any collaboration should be to come up with something that each individual wouldn't have come up with on their own, and I think that we've done that here," says Martin.
The album was produced by Peter Asher (James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Linda Ronstadt) and features bassist Esperanza Spalding, guitarist Waddy Wachtel, Nickel Creek alumni Sara and Sean Watkins and bluegrass combo the Steep Canyon Rangers.
"I fell in love with the banjo tunes because at first listen they evoked images and stories that were true to me," said Brickell.
"The banjo can be so evocative when it's used sparingly, and that was in the back of my mind as we were writing," says Martin. "It's the way I've longed to play and hear the banjo, rather than it being present at every moment. In these songs, the point is to tell the story and get out."