What’s up with Martin and Paul Simon’s better half? They collaborated on an album – Love Has Come For You – dropping April 23 on Rounder Records.
Featuring Martin’s five-string banjo playing combined with Brickell’s vocals and lyrics, the album was produced by Peter Asher, who has worked with so many people in music throughout the years, including Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor and Elvis Costello. Asher also has bragging rights to being a musician in his own right, having been the Peter in the 1960s pop duo Peter & Gordon.
Along with fine playing by the Steep Canyon Rangers the album also features Esperanza Spalding on bass and longtime studio vet Waddy Wachtel on guitar plus Nickel Creek alumni Sara and Sean Watkins.
May 22 – Fort Myers, Fla., Barbara B. Mann Perf. Arts Hall
May 23 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., Mahaffey Theater
May 24 – West Palm Beach, Fla., Kravis Center
May 25 – Tallahassee, Fla., Ruby Diamond Auditorium
May 26 – Saint Augustine, Fla., St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 27 – North Charleston, S.C., North Charleston Perf. Arts Center
May 29 – Nashville, Tenn., Schermerhorn Symphony Center
May 31 – Greensboro, N.C., War Memorial Auditorium
June 21 – Stamford, Conn., Palace Theatre
June 22 – Morristown, N.J., Mayo Performing Arts Center
June 23 – Kingston, N.Y., Ulster Performing Arts Center
June 25 – New York City, N.Y., Town Hall
June 27 – Philadelphia, Pa., Verizon Hall at Kimmel Center
June 28 – Chautauqua, N.Y., Chautauqua Amphitheater
July 1 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Heinz Hall For The Performing Arts
July 2 – Wilkes-Barre, Pa., F.M. Kirby Center For Perf. Arts
Some shows are already on sale. Saint Augustine, New York City and Wilkes-Barre go on sale Jan. 25, Kingston Feb. 1. Visit SteveMartin.com for more information.