Steep Canyon Rangers, with Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, perform on Today Show


Here’s the note from loyal reader Carolyn:

Hi Jason!

Didn’t know if you caught this morning’s performance on the Today show featuring Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, the Steep Canyon Rangers, & Michael Ashworth.

They will also be on Letterman tonight and The View tomorrow! Asheville represent!


That’s great! Click over to see the video. Here’s a snippet from the Today show’s accompanying story:

There might not immediately seem to be a connection between comedian Steve Martin (who is also known to pick up a banjo as a musician, or write a book as an author) and former singer with New Bohemians, Edie Brickell. But the pair have known each other for decades, as Martin explained during a Tuesday TODAY visit.

“We’ve known each other for over 20 or more years, but we really just met … at a party a couple of years ago and we thought maybe we could write some songs together,” he explained, standing next to Brickell. “And then we did this horrible thing that you never do in Hollywood — we followed up on it.”

More from Rolling Stone on the Letterman show appearance:

Classic theme, modern touch: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell made their joint TV debut last night, performing “When You Get to Asheville” with the Steep Canyon Rangers on the Late Show With David Letterman. It’s a song about leaving that also mentions e-mail, putting a latter-day spin on a timeless subject.