Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians
by Paul Ridenour
After seeing Sheryl Crow on Tuesday and El Divo on Wednesday, I went to downtown Dallas Friday at noon to hear a popular Austin band called "Vallejo." The band consists of five members with three of them being brothers - A. J. (Vocals, Guitar), Alejandro (Drums), and Omar Vallejo (Bass). The brothers are originally from El Campo, Texas. These guys are very young and very good. They played at Pegasus Square from noon until 1 PM. The event was sponsored by ATT.
Friday night, I went to Club Dada to hear Beatles cover band "A Hard Night's Day" from 6:30 until 10 PM. I am there once or twice a month. Starting at 11 PM, the return of a group that became famous at Club Dada - Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians. When they played at Dada back in the 1980s, it was always to 600+ people. After their big hit "What I AM" in 1988, Edie married Paul Simon. The band went on as just the "New Bohemians." I took some pictures while they were rehearsing and getting a sound check. Edie has not aged one bit. Another person who made it big at Club Dada - Sara Hickman.
They may call themselves the New Bohemians with Edie Brickell now but they were there to promote their new CD. The band has all of the original members. They played until after 1 AM and played again on 6/24 at Dada. I heard that Edie was a bit nervous before the show. This was the start of their tour. She looked great and sounded great.
Give a listen to "What I Am"
Rehearsal - sound check