After The New Bohemians. A solo career, collaboration with Harper Simon and a couple albums with The Gaddabouts, Edie Brickell has now teamed up with Steve Martin for a great new Bluegrass album.
Over all the years of the different styles of music, I really think Bluegrass really suites Edie well. It brings out a certain beauty in her voice.
There are a lot great stories and catchy riff as well as some great banjo playing by Steve. Edie & Steve met years ago and somewhere along the way decided to collaborate on some song. Steve emailed Edie some songs and she added lyrics and it all started there.
My favorite song on the album is the first track When You Get To Asheville. It seems funny that a Bluegrass song would start, "When you get to Asheville, send me an email". I always think of Bluegrass as unplugged old time music. Well, now it has been modernized.
There are a lot of fun songs and catchy tunes that make you want to get up and dance around or just clap your hands.
Sarah Jane in the Iron Mountain Baby is an interesting song. A sad but happy as well. It's about a boy thrown out a train and surviving for a man to pick him up and delivered him to Sarah Jane.
Lots of great songs and beautiful music. Edie has a brilliant way of writing and an amazing voice to add to the songs.
I highly recommend going out and picking this album up. You will live it.
1. When You Get To Asheville 3:15
2. Get Along Stray Dog 2:10
3. Love Has Come For You 3:08
4. Friend Of Mine 2:36
5. Siamese Cat 2:57
6. Yes She Did 1:34
7. Sarah Jane And The Iron Mountain Baby3:12
8. Fighter 2:40
9. King Of Boys 2:51
10. Sun's Gonna Shine 3:05
11. Who You Gonna Take? 2:40
12. Shawnee 2:29
13. Remember Me This Way 3:31