Edie Brickell

American musician Edie Brickell

Edie Arlisa Brickell 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 #4 on the US Albums Chart.
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Grammy Nominations 2017 Include Beyoncé And Adele
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Awards season is about to begin and music’s biggest night will be here before you know it. On Tuesday morning, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards.  Last year’s Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, got things rolling by revealing the general field awards on “CBS This Morning,” and more nominations were announced throughout the day.  Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, while Drake and Rihanna follow close behind with eight each. Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper is nominated for seven awards and Adele earned herself five noms.  Head over to Grammy.com for a full list of all the nominations for 2017: Album Of The Year: 25 — Adele Lemonade — Beyoncé Purpose — Justin Bieber Views — Drake A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson   Song Of The Year: “Formation”— Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles, Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé) “Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele) “I Took A Pill In ...
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Can 'Waitress' outshine a 'Bright Star' or 'The Color Purple'? Grammy nominees in musical theater
LATimes - about 1 year
In a “Hamilton”-less year, the Grammy nominees announced Tuesday for musical theater album consist of five eclectic shows: “Bright Star,” “The Color Purple,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Kinky Boots and “Waitress.” For “Bright Star,” actor-musician Steve Martin and indie songstress Edie Brickell wrote...
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Review: ‘Bright Star’ Beams Nostalgia Underscored by Fiddles and Banjos
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell are behind this slice of vintage Americana that gives Carmen Cusack her Broadway debut.
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Edie Brickell, Steve Martin Broadway Bound With 'Bright Star'
NPR - about 2 years
In 2014, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell won a Grammy for the title track to their Bluegrass album Love Has Come for You. Now the duo is headed to Broadway with a musical inspired by that album.
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Review: Steve Martin, Edie Brickell shine on 'So Familiar'
Yahoo News - over 2 years
Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, "So Familiar" (Rounder Records)
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Conversations with Peter Asher, Denny Laine, Big Star's Jody Stephens and Red's Michael Barnes, Plus Rachael Sage & Judy Collins and Goodnight, Texas Exclusives
Huffington Post - almost 3 years
RACHAEL SAGE & JUDY COLLINS' "HELPLESS" EXCLUSIVE photo credit: Nick Clark According to Rachael Sage... "I don't do many cover songs--because I've been writing my own compositions since I was a little kid, it's just not really my thing generally, and I can count the ones I've recorded on less than one hand. But there was something about this song, after I was invited to perform it at a Neil Young tribute at NYC's Highline Ballroom, that just slayed me. It's so essential, and has so much space built into the song itself which must be why so many artists love to reinterpret it; it breathes in such an effortless way, and sounds as expansive as what it's describing. It was such a thrill to record this track with Judy Collins, who has not only been a generous and inspirational mentor to me through the years, but who is also such a great master at making the songs of others her very own. We had so much fun singing 'Helpless' together as a duet in the studio, and it was also a...
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Heloise Imagined Herself Naked: the Sexy Scholar at Christian College
Huffington Post - about 4 years
For most of my sophomore year at the Baptists' Cedarville College, I chased Heloise, a smart, tall philosophy major with blonde hair in tight curls: the Sexy Scholar. Consider the New-Testament archetypes for evangelical women, the resurrected Lazarus' two sisters: Mary, lavishing expensive perfume on Jesus' feet in intimate worship; Martha, toiling behind the scenes, setting tables, baking cookies, that sort of thing. Heloise was a Martha -- an intellectual worker-bee versus the She-Mystic prayer-warrior Marys all around us. Marjory, my previous crush, for example, heard God audibly tell her to break up with my friend, Mick. Heloise, on the other hand, searched for God in what the church and scholars had been saying about God for centuries. The Apostle Paul and some ancient Greek philosophers had led me to Calvinism, a 16th-century theological system that offered rational coherence and an honest grappling with the Book of Romans' teaching on predestination I thought the Baptists di...
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"Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell in Concert" Coming to THIRTEEN's Great Performances in March on PBS
Yahoo News - about 4 years
Songs from Martin's "The Crow" and "Rare Bird Alert" as well as his Grammy -nominated collaboration with Edie Brickell "Love Has Come For You" Filmed at the Historic Fox Theater in Riverside, CA PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Great Performances turns the spotlight on Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, featuring Edie Brickell, with their first-ever live concert performance to be broadcast on television.  The evening captures their extraordinary performance at the historic Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside California last fall. The concert, which will be broadcast on THIRTEEN's Great Performances in March (check local listings), features material from Martin and Brickell's Grammy-nominated album "Love Has Come For You," as well as music from Martin's Grammy nominated collaboration with The Steep Canyon Rangers, "Rare Bird Alert," and his Grammy Award winning album "The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo."  PBS viewers will be treated to a f...
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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell On World Cafe
NPR - over 4 years
Watch a performance by the duo as they play material from their latest album, Love Has Come For You, live at WXPN's Non-COMMvention in Philadelphia. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell get back to their roots via bluegrass
LATimes - over 4 years
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, who collaborated on 'Love Has Come for You,' will be at the Hollywood Bowl. Steep Canyon Rangers will accompany them. When Steve Martin asked singer-songwriter Edie Brickell to come up with lyrics for one of the banjo melodies the comic, actor and writer had composed in his latter-day career as a bluegrass musician, she was intrigued but unprepared for the new understanding of her own life the effort would produce.
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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell On World Cafe
NPR - over 4 years
Watch a performance by the duo as they play material from their latest album, Love Has Come For You, live at WXPN's Non-COMMvention in Philadelphia. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Steve Martin, Edie Brickell Join Together for First Collaboration
Voice of America - over 4 years
Musical collaborations between two strong and distinctly different artists are tricky things. In order to work well, the finished product needs to hit a sweet spot that’s a smooth mix of both parties, not too much of one or the other. So people didn’t quite know what to expect when word came that singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, best known for the ‘80s hit “What I Am,” and actor, author and bluegrass banjoist Steve Martin were going into the studio together. The result is a new album, “Love Has ...
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Listen to Edie Brickell’s ‘Way Way Back’ soundtrack song ‘For the Time Being’: EXCLUSIVE
Entertainment Weekly - over 4 years
Edie Brickell‘s been having a good year: In addition to releasing an album and currently touring with funnyman-slash-bluegrass dude Steve
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Edie Brickell
  • 2016
    Age 49
    In 2016, the musical Bright Star — to which she contributed music, lyrics, and story — opened on Broadway at the Cort Theatre.
  • 2013
    Age 46
    Starting in May 2013, she toured with Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers throughout the United States and North America.
  • 2011
    Age 44
    In 2011, Brickell wrote the title track, "The Meaning of Life," for Tamar Halpern's film, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life.
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  • 2010
    Age 43
    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 and acoustic guitars and background vocals, Pino Palladino on bass and guitar, and featuring Dan Block, Ronnie Cuber, Joey DeFrancesco, Gil Goldstein, and Marcus Rojas.
  • 2006
    Age 39
    In 2006, with all of the original members of New Bohemians, she made another album titled Stranger Things.
  • 1992
    Age 25
    Brickell married singer-songwriter Paul Simon on May 30, 1992.
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    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.
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  • 1990
    Age 23
    She also sang a cover version of Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side" in the 1990 film Flashback.
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  • 1989
    Age 22
    Brickell had a role as a folk singer in the 1989 film Born on the Fourth of July.
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  • 1985
    Age 18
    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."
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  • 1966
    Born on March 10, 1966.
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