Edie Brickell had such a big hit with "What I Am" in 1988 that it looked like she'd be the Julia Roberts of song (Brickell is one long, lean, and lippy Texan) and ride superstardom right into the 1990s. But Ghost of a Dog (1990), Brickell's solid follow-up to the ka-billion selling debut Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars proved a commercial disappointment. Brickell married Paul Simon and settled into a happy motherhood, recording only when she had something special to say. While this has probably confused record company honchos, it also means that Brickell gets to control her music and career. In 2002 Brickell released Volcano, her first album in almost a decade. The album found Brickell sounding much more relaxed and natural than most of the Adult Alternative stars that appeared in her wake. Volcano barely charted, but it was her best album to date.