Edie Brickell

Edie Brickell

born on 10/3/1966 in Dallas, TX, United States

Edie Brickell

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Edie Brickell

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.

Early life

Brickell was born in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas, to mother Larry Linden and father Eddie Brickell.[1] She attended high school at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts[2] in Dallas. She attended Southern Methodist University until she joined a band and decided to focus on songwriting.

Music career

In 1985, Brickell was invited to sing one night with friends from her 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.[3]

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.[4]

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 and background vocals, Pino Palladino on bass and guitar, and featuring Dan Block, Ronnie Cuber, Joey DeFrancesco, Gil Goldstein and Marcus Rojas.[5]

In 2011, Brickell wrote the title track The Meaning of Life for writer/director Tamar Halperns film Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life.

Love Has Come For You was released on April 23, 2013. The album is a collaboration with Steve Martin.[6] Both appeared on talk shows, such as The View and Late Show with David Letterman, to promote it (and perform) in April 2013.[7][8][9][10]

Starting in May 2013, she is touring with Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers throughout the United States and North America.[11]

In May 2014, she released a love duet with husband Paul Simon entitled Like to Get to Know You on her Soundcloud page. [12]

Personal life

Brickell married singer-songwriter Paul Simon on May 30, 1992.[13] 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.[14]



  • 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


  • "Pretty Little One" (Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell)[15]
  • "Like to Get to Know You" (duet with Paul Simon). (2014) [16]

Other contributions

  • Trios (1994) - Rob Wasserman
  • Microsoft Windows 95 (1995) - "Good Times" Video
  • First Wish (1995) - Chris Botti
  • WFUV: City Folk Live VII (2004) - "Take a Walk"


  1. http://www.paul-simon.info/PHP/showarticle.php?id=32&kategorie=4
  2. Larson, , Dallas performing, visual arts school set for Taste of the Arts, The Dallas Morning News, 2008-02-16. URL accessed on 2008-05-01.
  3. MANES, STEPHEN, PERSONAL COMPUTERS; Personal Computers: What Is Windows 95 Really Like?, New York Times, 1995-08-01. URL accessed on 2008-10-24.
  4. David Dye (2006-09-07). Edie Brickell & New Bohemians: Starting Over. World Cafe. NPR. Retrieved on 2008-02-10.
  5. The Band. The Gaddabouts. Retrieved on 2013-04-28.
  6. Thompson, Stephen, First Listen: Steve Martin And Edie Brickell, 'Love Has Come For You', NPR, 2013-04-14. URL accessed on 2013-04-18.
  7. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's 'Love Has Come For You': Collaboration A Perfrect Blend Of Traditional, Modern, Huffingtonpost.com, 2013-04-22. URL accessed on 2013-04-28.
  8. The Late Show Video - Steve Martin & Edie Brickell. CBS.com (2013-04-24). Retrieved on 2013-04-28.
  9. April 24, 2013 - The View TV - ABC.com. Beta.abc.go.com. Retrieved on 2013-04-28.
  10. Itzkoff, Dave, Something Old-Time, Something New: Steve Martin and Edie Brickells Love Has Come For You, 19 April 2013, p. AR20.
  11. Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell Announce North American Tour. SteveMartin.com. Retrieved on 2013-05-27.
  12. http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/02/paul-simon-edie-brickell-arrest-release-new-duet
  13. Dixon, Ken, Music Hall of Fame Proposed for State, Connecticut Post, 2007-04-26.
  14. Celebrity daddies 2010. Today. msnbc (2011-01-03).
  15. Future Releases on Triple A (AAA) Radio Stations. All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on 2014-03-06.
  16. http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/02/paul-simon-edie-brickell-arrest-release-new-duet

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