Celebrated songwriter and musician Edie Brickell will release two new albums this January on her own independent label, racecarLOTTA Records. The first, Edie Brickell, is out January 11 and The Gaddabouts will follow on January 25. Coinciding with these releases, Brickell will perform a special show with Iron & Wine on January 29 at Radio City Music Hall. Additionally, The Gaddabouts will make their live debut at Carnegie s Zankel Hall as part of the WFUV concert series on April 8. Produced by Charlie Sexton, Brickell began writing her self-titled solo album during her 2003 tour in support of Volcano. The solo record was then put hold to focus on The Gaddabouts, a new project featuring Steve Gadd, Pino Palladino and Andy Fairweather-Low. The group s forthcoming debut is composed of material written by Brickell over the past decade as well as songs written with the band in the studio the very day of recording. Both conceived of and developed throughout the past decade, the two resulting projects were only coincidently finished at the same time. Of the synchronicity, Brickell notes, ''it's like a horse race; both projects are kicking in the stall and I gotta let em run.''