Edie Brickell is an American singer and songwriter, born in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas, on March 10, 1966.
Most of us will not recognize her picture, nor her name. In 1988, her debut album — Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars — went #4 on the US Albums Chart.
Recently, Edie was interviewed by Vanity Fair, where we may read that she married Paul Simon, whom she met on the set ofSaturday Night Live, in 1992 and has since been busy raising a family. However, she’s never been far from a guitar or a group of musicians to collaborate with. And now, with songs that have been brewing over the past decade, Edie is returning with not one but two albums: Edie Brickell and The Gaddabouts.
What Edie Brickell is most famous for, though, was described by The New York Times, in 1995, presenting the new Windows 95, and its unimagined features. With these words:
The CD-ROM edition offers much that the 13-diskette version leaves out, including manuals and useful system software, plus a motley collection of goodies like a non-violent Doomlike game called Hover, some multimedia commercials and a music video from Edie Brickell: […] unimagined in the days when operating systems were just called DOS.