Brickell performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, January 2011
|Birth name||Edie Arlisa Brickell|
March 10, 1966 |
Oak Cliff, Texas, United States
|Associated acts||Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, The Heavy Circles, The Gaddabouts|
Edie Arlisa Brickell (born March 10, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter widely known for 1988's Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars, the debut album by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, which went to No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Brickell was born in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas. She attended high school at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas. She attended Southern Methodist University until she joined a band and could no longer focus on anything but songwriting.
In 1985, Brickell was invited to sing one night with friends from her old high school in a local folk rock group, New Bohemians. She would join the band as lead singer. After the band was signed to a recording contract, the label changed the group's name to Edie Brickell & New Bohemians. Their 1988 debut album, Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars, became a critical and commercial success, including the single "What I Am". The band's follow-up album, Ghost of a Dog (1990), was a deliberate effort to highlight the band's eclectic personality and move away from the pop sensibility of their first record.
Brickell had a role as a folk singer in the 1989 film Born on the Fourth of July. Her version of Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" is featured on the film's soundtrack. She also sang a cover version of Lou Reed's Walk on the Wild Side in the 1990 film Flashback. Her "Good Times" video was included as part of the multimedia samples on the Windows 95 installation CD-ROM.
As a solo artist, Brickell released Picture Perfect Morning (1994) and Volcano (2003). In 1992, she worked with producer Bob Wiseman in New York and Toronto on a collection of songs, utilizing a wind ensemble, unusual keyboards and Ron Sexsmith. The songs were rejected by the record company and remained unreleased. In 2006, she made another album with all of the original members of New Bohemians called Stranger Things.
In 2010, Brickell became a founding member of new band The Gaddabouts, consisting of Steve Gadd on drums, Edie Brickell as lead vocalist and guitar, Andy Fairweather Low on electric & acoustic guitars, as well as background vocals, Pino Palladino on bass and guitar, and featuring Dan Block, Ronnie Cuber, Joey DeFrancesco, Gil Goldstein and Marcus Rojas.
Love Has Come For You was released on April 23, 2013. The album is a collaboration with Steve Martin. Both appeared on talk shows, such as The View and Late Show with David Letterman, to promote it (and perform) in April 2013.
Her father, Eddie Brickell, "the Fort Worth Southpaw", was inducted into the Texas State Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1988.
Brickell married singer-songwriter Paul Simon on May 30, 1992. Brickell was performing on NBC's Saturday Night Live on Saturday November 5, 1988 when she noticed Simon standing in front of the cameraman. "Even though I'd performed the song hundreds of times in clubs, he made me forget how the song went when I looked at him," she said with a smile. "We can show the kids the tape and say, 'Look, that's when we first laid eyes on each other.'" Brickell and Simon have three children.
- It's Like This... (1986)
- Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars (1988) US #4, 2x platinum
- Ghost of a Dog (1990)
- Picture Perfect Morning (1994)
- The Live Montauk Sessions (2000)
- The Ultimate Collection (2002)
- Volcano (2003)
- Stranger Things (2006)
- The Heavy Circles (2008) - The Heavy Circles
- Edie Brickell (2010)
- The Gaddabouts (2011) - The Gaddabouts
- Look Out Now! (2012) - The Gadabbouts
- Love Has Come For You (2013) - with Steve Martin
- Microsoft Windows 95 (1995) - "Good Times" Video
- WFUV: City Folk Live VII (2004) - "Take a Walk"
- First Wish (1995) - Chris Botti
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- "The Band". The Gaddabouts. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
- Thompson, Stephen (2013-04-14). "First Listen: Steve Martin And Edie Brickell, 'Love Has Come For You'". NPR. Retrieved 2013-04-18.
- "Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's 'Love Has Come For You': Collaboration A Perfrect Blend Of Traditional, Modern". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
- "The Late Show Video - Steve Martin & Edie Brickell". CBS.com. 2013-04-24. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
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- Itzkoff, Dave (19 April 2013). "Something Old-Time, Something New: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s ‘Love Has Come For You’". The New York Times. p. AR20.
- "Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell Announce North American Tour". SteveMartin.com. Retrieved 2013-05-27.
- "Hall of Fame". Texas State Bowling Association. Retrieved 2012-06-12.
- Dixon, Ken (2007-04-26). "Music Hall of Fame Proposed for State". Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, CT). Article ID 5761094 (fee required).
- "Celebrity daddies 2010". Today. msnbc. 2011-01-03.
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