Edie Brickell was a student at Southern Methodist University for a year and
a half, when she summoned the courage to get up on stage one night
local band, the New Bohemians. ˙She joined the band, writing songs as the
band evolved over the course of the next year.
Members of the band included Brad Houser (bass), Kenny Withrow (guitar) and
Matt Chamberlain (drums).
Their debut album, entitled Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars, served as
testament to Brickell's talent as a singer and songwriter with a unique
perspective. ˙The album sold
in excess of one million copies, and produced
the hit song "What I Am."
The band's follow-up album Ghost of a Dog proved a disappointment, resulting
in the break up of Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians. ˙Brickell married Paul
˙Together, they had a child. ˙And, after several years of artistic
silence, Brickell released her first solo album in the summer of 1984.