Prescription Bluegrass will broadcast the new song beginning with the next program that ships to affiliate radio stations on Friday, June 10th and airs between June 11th and June 17th. Click here for a list of stations and times.
We heard more details about the song from Rounder Records' Vice President of Promotions, Brad Paul.
Steve Martin wrote a new song for his upcoming performance on PBS’ annual 4th of July live concert special; A Capitol 4th . The song is the tale of Paul Revere’s ride as told by the trusty steed he rode that historic night. Steve joined forces with The Steep Canyon Rangers to record the song so we could make it available to you for airplay. Because the 4th of July is less than a month away, we don’t have time to manufacture a physical CD single but it is available for digital download via www.airplaydiect.com.
Continuing on the path of his new album with the Steep Canyon Rangers, Rare Bird Alert, Steve has crafted a wonderful story song that features the incredible musicianship we have come to expect from “Steve and the Steeps”.
Side note: One of the Rounder Founder’s, Bill Nowlin grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. For seven summers he had a job telling tourists the story of the beginning of the Americana Revolution. He confirms that Steve’s version of Mr. Revere’s fateful ride on the evening of April 18th 1775 are indeed factual.
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers may be riding through your neck of the woods soon. See below for a complete listing of their 2011 tour.
|19-Jun||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||The Chicago Theater||Chicago, IL||US|
|21-Jun||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Lexington Opera House||Lexington, KY||US|
|22-Jun||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Effingham Performance Center||Effingham , IL||US|
|23-Jun||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||ROMP- Bill Monroe Celebration||Owensboro, KY||US|
|24-Jun||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Midland Center for the Arts||Midland, MI||US|
|25-Jun||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Power Center for the Performing Arts||Ann Arbor||US|
|26-Jun||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park||Grand Rapids, MI||US|
|28-Jun||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Mayo Center PAC||Morristown, NJ||US|
|29-Jun||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Watertown Fairgrounds Arena||Watertown, NY||US|
|30-Jun||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||The Warner Theater||Torrington, CT||US|
|1-Jul||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Chatauqua Institution Amphitheater||Chautauqua, NY||US|
|2-Jul||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Guild Hall||East Hampton, NY||US|
|4-Jul||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||"A Capitol Fourth" Concert||Washington, DC||US|
|8-Jul||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||HMV Hammersmith Apollo||London||UK|
|9-Jul||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||O2 Apollo Manchester||Manchester||UK|
|10-Jul||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||SECC - Clyde Auditorium||Glasgow||UK|
|21-Jul||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Snoqualmie Casino||Snoqualmie, WA||US|
|22-Jul||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox||Sopkane, WA||US|
|23-Jul||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Eagle River Pavilion||Eagle, ID||US|
|24-Jul||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Center for the Arts||Jackson, WY||US|
|26-Jul||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||The Center in Vancouver for Performing Arts||Vancouver, BC||Canada|
|27-Jul||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Pantages playhouse Theater||Winnipeg, MN||Canada|
|29-Jul||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Pikes Peak Center||Colorado Springs, CO||US|
|30-Jul||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||RockyGrass||Lyons, CO||US|
|31-Jul||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Stiefel Theater||Salina, KS||US|
|17-Aug||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Humphreys Concerts by the Bay||San Diego, CA||US|
|18-Aug||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Segerstrom Center for the Arts||Costa Mesa, CA||US|
|19-Aug||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Mesa Arts Center||Mesa, AZ||US|
|20-Aug||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||The Amphitheatre at Fort Tuthill||Flagstaff, AZ||US|
|22-Aug||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Popejoy Hall||Albuguerque, NM||US|
|26-Aug||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Majestic Theater San Antonio||San Antonio, TX||US|
|27-Aug||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||The Grand 1894 Opera House||Galveston, TX||US|
|28-Aug||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Manship Theater||Baton Rouge, LA||US|
|30-Aug||Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers||Rudder Auditorium||College Station, TX||US|