Edie Brickell

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Tags: female vocalists singer-songwriter pop rock alternative folk female vocalist Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 March 1966, Oak Cliff, Texas, USA. Brickell’s first break as a vocalist came in 1985 while she was waitressing to pay her way through art college in Dallas. Working the red-eye shift, she jumped up on stage and sang her way through a set of improvised lyrics. Local jazz-influenced band the New Bohemians asked her to front the outfit, and as their popularity grew they were signed in 1986 to Geffen Records as Edie Brickell And The New Bohemians, releasing two albums and enjoying a US Top 10 single (‘What I Am’). Following the group’s break-up in 1992, little was heard of Brickell until the 1994 release of her solo Picture Perfect Morning, which added an element of soul to the jazz/pop formula. She was joined by over 40 musicians, including jazz fusion player Michael Brecker, the Dixie Cups, Dr. John, Steve Gadd, Cyril and Art Neville, and Barry White (on ‘spoken instrumental’). The ensemble was produced by Roy Halee and Paul Simon...

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