Love Has Come For You, a folk and bluegrass album featuring former New Bohemians frontwoman Edie Brickell and comedian and bluegrass banjo man Steve Martin will be released April 23 via Rounder Records. Described by Martin in a tweet as "the greatest album ever made", Love Has Come For You will be heavy on the "new acoustic" sound Martin has pursued over his own two albums including 2011's Rare Bird Alert with his backing band The Steep Canyon Rangers. (Watch a performance of the album's title track in the video below).
"Steve’s playing the banjo and she’s singing," says producer Petetr Asher. "They’re not bluegrass, but they’re written on the banjo. Even though Steve, of course, does a lot of bluegrass music, these are different, and she’s written these beautiful melodies and lyrics that work with the banjo perfectly. It’s quite stunning."
Steve Martin, Paul Simon and Edie Brickell (Mrs. Paul Simon)