What do Jack Johnson and Steve Martin have in common? Not a whole lot. But today, we found one thing. After Mumford & Sons had to cancel their headlining spot at Bonnaroo, Johnson stepped in and saved the day. Now, Steve Martin and his band of bluegrass rockers are set to do the same.
Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers are scheduled to headline the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colo. The band will perform on the main stage along with Edie Brickell on Thursday night at 10 p.m.
Mumford had to back out because Ted Dwane, the band’s bassist, is recovering from surgery from a blood clot in his brain.
“No one is more disappointed than the band to not be playing the 40th Telluride Bluegrass, but the group will be supporting their brother on his return home to London to help him make a full recovery,” said a festival news release.
You can grab tickets to the festival right here, which runs from June 20-23.