Edie Brickell: “Give It Another Day”
We haven’t heard much from Edie Brickell in the last decade or so. She’s been busy raising a family with another pretty well known singer/songwriter (Brickell and Paul Simon met on the set of Saturday Night Live in 1992 and have three children together).
Brickell grew up in Oak Cliff and attended the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas. As the story goes, in 1985 she got on stage with a local folk-rock outfit, New Bohemians, and subsequently became the band’s lead singer (the band later changed its name to Edie Brickell & New Bohemians). Edie Brickell & New Bohemians 1988 debut album, Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars, rose to #4 on the Billboard charts, propelled by the monster hit “What I Am.”
Edie Brickell is back on the scene with two brand-new records, recorded with two completely different bands. The first, simply titled Edie Brickell, was produced by Charlie Sexton. Brickell says she “wanted to make a record where every song communicated a strong and true energy.”
“Give It Another Day” begins the eponymous record, but this version was recorded live at KUT while Brickell was Austin in support of the new records.