Edie Brickell hailed from Dallas, TX, where she attended
a performing arts high school. Although she began attending
college at Southern Methodist University, she found herself drawn to
music. She joined a band and began focusing on songwriting.
In 1985, Edie Brickell was asked to perform with some old
high school chums in a local band called New Bohemians. This
eventually led to her joining the band as lead singer. After
landing a record deal, the band's name was officially changed to Edie
Brickell and the New Bohemians. The bands first studio album,
Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars, was released in 1988, which
featured the hit songs "Circle" and "What I Am".
This would be her only 80's release, with the exception of her
contribution of the song "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" on the Born on
the Fourth of July soundtrack. Ghost of a Dog, released
in 1990, was somewhat of a departure from the sound of the band's
initial release, and they were never able to replicate the success of
this first release.
Since her heyday, Eddie Brickell has been involved in
solo projects, as well as with other bands, such as The Gaddabouts and a
collaborative effort in 2013 with actor Steve Martin. She married
Paul Simon in 1992. At the time of this writing, the Eddie
Brickell Discography was as follows:1986: It's Like This
1988: Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars
1990: Ghost of a Dog
1994: Picture Perfect Morning
2000: The Live Montauk Sessions
2002: The Ultimate Collection
2006: Stranger Things
2008: The Heavy Circles
2011: Edie Brickell
2011: The Gaddabouts
2012: Look Out Now!
2013: Love Has Come for You (with Steve Martin)