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Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life with The Steep Canyon Rangers
Door Time 6:30 pm | Show Time 7:30 pm, Overture Hall
TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18th, 2016 @ 11 AM: Tickets may be purchased online at Overture.org, by phone at 608-258-4141, and at the Overture Center Box Office.
$350.00 | $175.00 | $99.00 (Plus applicable fees)
Longtime comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short will play a one-night only show at Overture Hall, March 3rd, 2017. The show, "An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life," includes stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business. Martin and Short will also be joined by the Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers, the bluegrass band with which Martin frequently performs.
Steep Canyon Rangers' latest album RADIO was released via Rounder Records on August 28, 2015 and produced by veteran Dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas, who, in addition to his work with Alison Krauss & Union Station, has a distinguished track record as a producer and sideman for a wide range of artists – as well as his own stellar career as a recording artist.
Radio showcases the band’s powerful songwriting, dynamic instrumental virtuosity, and high-energy performance styles. At the heartbeat of the album is the intriguing and invigorating songwriting of band members Graham Sharp and Charles Humphrey. To ignite a spark and continue their ever-progressing bluegrass sound, the Rangers have added North Carolina native and long time touring member Mike Ashworth on drums. Ashworth enhances the pulse that has already been created by the ensemble and adds clarity to the modern sound. "RADIO travels the dial from top to bottom," says Sharp "The album tunes into the rock channel for a little while, then the blues, then country, pop and, of course, bluegrass."
“The Steep Canyon Rangers, with whom I have had the great pleasure of touring and have shared the wonderful honor of IBMA’s Entertainer of the Year Award,” says multifaceted comedian, author, and musician Steve Martin, “are not only great musicians who continue to explore both the new and old styles of bluegrass and bring a fresh energy to the traditions of American music, but they are also really fun on a bus.” Martin invited the band to tour and record with him after a chance meeting at a party, resulting in 2011’s Grammy-nominated Rare Bird Alert and a live CD/DVD featuring Martin and Edie Brickell that was also aired as a PBS special. In early 2016, Martin and Brickell brought their new musical Bright Star to the stage, giving to the Rangers valuable time to record and support the upcoming album.