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Steve Martin entertains with his humor and music
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Steve Martin entertains with his humor and music

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, MI – Steve Martin, Edie Brickell and the Steep Canyon Rangers played to a sold out audience at the Meijer Gardens on Monday night. 

They didn’t disappoint this appreciative audience.  Martin blended his quick wit with his fast fingers on the banjo.  He told the audience that he’s been playing the banjo for more than 50 years.  He has worked his banjo into his comedy routine over the decades, but he is enjoying a new phase in his career by touring the country.

He met the Steep Canyon Rangers at a party in North Carolina.  The Rangers sing beautiful harmony and play a mean mandolin, bass, fiddle, banjo and guitar.  Martin and the Rangers won “Entertainers of the Year” at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards in 2011.

Martin’s newest collaborator is singer Edie Brickell, who wrote and recorded the Top 10 hit “What I Am” in 1988.  She was a member of the 1980’s alternative rock band the New Bohemians.  Here’s a bit of trivia:  who is her husband?  The answer is at the end of this article.

It was a night to remember with the warm setting sun, funny one-liners, and great bluegrass music.  If you missed their concert, you will have to head West to catch them in Los Angeles on August 7.

OK, the answer to the question “who is Edie Brickell married to?  Paul Simon, the musician not the politician.

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