We are giving away a pair of tickets to Edie Brickell & New Bohemians @ Crystal Ballroom on October 16. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, October 12.
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Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
October 16, 2018
7:30 p.m. Doors, 9 p.m. SHow | $39.50 advance, $45 day of show | All Ages
More info: crystalballroompdx.com
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97209
Thirty years ago, Edie Brickell and New Bohemians exploded out of Dallas and became an international sensation with their double-platinum debut album, Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars, featuring the Top Ten hit, “What I Am.” The follow-up, 1990’s Ghost of a Dog, came quickly, but the NewBos didn’t put out an album until Stranger Things in 2006. Now, the group returns with Rocket, their first new music in a dozen years-and as the title indicates, they remain a propulsive and unclassifiable force, a whirlwind of musical ideas and styles.
“This band has that special relationship of youth,” says Edie Brickell. “They’re nice people, fun-loving, and we have an ease and sense of humor we developed together. I always missed them, so every chance we got, we would get together to play.”
Danny Bennett, President & CEO of Verve Label Group says of the signing to Verve Forecast, “Edie Brickell & New Bohemians have always been a testament to great musicianship, with unparalleled songwriting and improvisational prowess. The creative energy between Edie and the group is as electric as ever, and this new record captures that. We’re thrilled they’ve chosen Verve Forecast as their home.”
Though Brickell, of course, continued to create new music throughout the years-as a solo artist, with the Gaddabouts, and in collaboration with Steve Martin (with whom she co-wrote the 2016 Broadway musical Bright Star)-she never lost touch with her first band. Every few years, she would reconnect with some combination of guitarist Kenny Withrow, drummer Brandon Aly, bass player Brad Houser, and percussionist John Bush and they would improvise new songs, just like they always did. But beyond the occasional show, the New Bohemians remained a private affair.