Steve Martin and Edie Brickell – Love Has Come For You

An interesting combination don’t you think? Steve Martin a man known for his comedy skills and Edie Brickell, the one hit wonder who is married to Paul Simon. Not the likeliest of musical partners, yet here they are together on this bluegrass album. Edie Brickell takes center stage with her quirky but pleasant to listen to voice on the album with Martin’s contribution being limited to his wonderful banjo playing and some harmony duties. Though I must stop right here and say I was very pleasantly surprised by the talent that Steve Martin has on the banjo. He can play in varied styles and with an energy that is infectious. Together they are like a more mature and cerebral alternative to young neo-folk outfits like Mumford and Sons, Of Monsters and Men and Noah and the Whales. Together they seem to push each other to heights they could not have achieved on their own. Lavishly produced the album is filled with lyrics that are very expressive and songs that are instantly accessible.

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