Michael and I went down to New York City this past weekend to see Edie Brickell & New Bohemians perform in Central Park on Friday night. It was the first time I’ve seen them live since high school. They were superb … fifteen years later. The band’s new album is called Stranger Things. It features the New Bohemians’ original lineup plus keyboardist Carter Albrecht. My favorite song on the album is “Buffalo Ghost.” Amazon.com has a great review of the album including this tidbit:
This new recording represents the honest, unadulterated, and utterly charming sound of a longtime band just being itself, with tracks that include “One Last Time” and “Oh My Soul.” Brickell calls this album a “true beginning,” the one effort in which she and her original bandmates perform together as a bonafide group. “It’s as close to the combo’s live sound as a studio recording can get,” she says.
I recorded a little video clip with Michael’s camera at Friday night’s show.