180 Gram Vinyl Record
180-gram vinyl, the follow-up to their Grammy-winning collaboration
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Writer, comedian and longtime banjo ace Steve Martin has been especially active on the musical front in recent years, issuing a couple of highly acclaimed bluegrass efforts both on his own and with the Steep Canyon Rangers. He also forged a fruitful partnership with singer-songwriter Edie Brickell (singer-songwriter who initially burst onto the national scene as New Bohemians front-woman), which debuted on 2013's Love Has Come for You.
On October 30th — the same month that Martin receives a Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association — the Grammy-winning duo issues its follow-up, So Familiar. The record was inspired in part by the pair's collaborative musical, "Bright Star," which debuted in San Diego last year and opens at the Kennedy Center in D.C. in December.
The songs on So Familiar benefit from multi award-winning artist and producer Peter Asher, who contributes expansive arrangements, making imaginative use of a wide array of acoustic and orchestral instrumentation, lending a cinematic quality to the songs' intimate character studies.
So Familiar also features a variety of prominent players from the worlds of bluegrass, folk, pop and rock, including seminal banjo ace Béla Fleck along with session bass legend Leland Sklar, Cobra Starship's Victoria Asher, Mike Einziger of Incubus, Emmy-award winning composer/arranger Geoff Zanelli, and Martin's much-acclaimed longtime bluegrass cohorts the Steep Canyon Rangers. Rolling Stone professes the first single, "Won't Go Back," "retains the rootsy feel of Martin and Brickell's earlier collaborations but adds a new full-band folk-rock feel - and even a thumping electronica bridge."
|1. So Familiar|
|2. Always Will|
|3. Way Back In The Day|
|4. Won’t Go Back|
|5. I’m By Your Side|
|6. I Had A Vision|
|7. I Have You|
|8. Another Round|
|9. Mine All Mine|
|10. Heart Of The Dreamer|
|11. My Baby|