WEDU PBS to air sublime Steve Martin & Edie Brickell bluegrass special
One of my fave, and funniest, concerts of 2013 was the old-timey Steve & Edie Show: Mr. Martin (with banjo and jokes), Ms. Brickell (with coo and smile) and those Steep Canyon Rangers (with awesome and awesomer) at the Mahaffey in May. You can read my gushy review of the gig here. Then you can watch the video below. AND THEN, on Thursday, March 20 at 9 p.m., you can tune into local WEDU PBS and watch the Great Performances special featuring the whole talented gang. Martin is stand-up hilarious as well as being fleet, fiery with his clawhammer banjo style. Brickell is still a wispy dream. And those Rangers, versed in jazz, folk, swing, you name it, might be the best touring musicians out on the road. You're in for a treat. Gather the fam close and don't miss it.