Edie Brickell & New Bohemians Biography
Singer+songwriter Edie Brickell, native of Oak Cliff, Texas USA, gained widespread commercial success when she began performing with New Bohemians, an Alternative-Rock Folk-Rock band which consisted of guitarist Kenny Withrow, bassist Brad Houser, percussionist John Bush and drummer Brandon Aly.
The group first stormed onto the charts with their 1988 debut "Shooting
Rubberbands At The Stars", it peaked at #4 on The Billboard Top 200
selling over one million copies and spawning the massive hit "What
I Am" which rose to #4 on The Modern Rock Tracks and to #9 on The
Mainstream Rock chart, "What I Am" also crossed over into The
Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #7 and cracked the top 30 in Britain; the
follow-up single, "Circle", reached the #48 slot on The Billboard
Hot 100 and the final single, "Little Miss S.", hit #14 on The
Modern Rock list.
A year later Edie Brickell & New Bohemians contributed a song entitled "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall", to the soundtrack of the film "Born On The Fourth Of July"; the track reached #21 on The Modern Rock chart.
The band returned in October 1990 with "Ghost Of A Dog", their second LP doesn't burn up the charts like its predecessors only reaching #32 on The Billboard 200 and generated only one Modern Rock top 20 hit with "Mama Help Me".
Shortly afterwards New Bohemians disbanded and in 1991 Edie Brickell married legendary singer+songwriter Paul Simon; they have three children.
Brickell's comeback album, "Picture Perfect Morning", was released in August 1994, it reached #68 on Billboard's Top 200 chart generating a modest hit with the single "Good Times".
October 2003 saw the Texas-born singer unleash her second solo effort, "Volcano", but the album doesn't leave a lasting impact.
In July 2006 Edie Brickell & New Bohemians released their first studio recording in nearly 16 years: "Stranger Things", a collection of 13 new songs including the single "One Last Time"; original New Bohemians Brad Houser, Kenny Withrow, Brandon Aly, and John Bush joined Brickell for the sessions, along with newly recruited keyboardist Carter Albrecht.
Edie Brickell returned with her self-titled third solo album in early 2011. Released via her own independent label, racecarLOTTA, the disc reached #41 on the Top Independent Albums chart.