Edie Brickell of the New Bohemians- Dallas January 1989

It would be fascinating to watch the latest Oscar-nominated remake of A Star is Born  with Dallas-based Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians, whose 1988 debut Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars  was THE Cinderella best-seller that Fall and into 1989, peaking at #4 on the Billboard  album chart and selling over a million copies largely on the strength of the hit single and video “What I Am“. The buzz earned them a coveted performance slot on national tv broadcast Saturday Night Live  over the 1988 holiday season, so upon Edie’s return to Dallas thirty years ago I had the chance to catch up with her in the midst of that improbable rocket ride of fame and, in Ms. Brickell’s case, a life-altering romance. –Redbeard