Brandi Carlile grew up in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s near Seattle, Washington, in the shadow of the grunge movement, but the gifted singer with the arresting, melancholic voice went her own way. Growing up singing Johnny Cash, playing Elton John on the piano, and singing Patsy Cline at home led her to a powerful alternative country sound laced with folk-rock undertones. Following the release of her self-titled 2005 album, Rolling Stone declared her one of ten artists to watch in the coming year, and her 2007 release, The Story, didn’t disappoint critics or fans. The first single, also called The Story, peaked at number five on iTunes most downloaded songs and found itself in TV commercials and on the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.
Continuing to experiment musically, Brandi Carlile worked with legendary hip-hop and pop music producer Rick Rubin on her 2009 release, Give Up the Ghost, where she worked with Elton John, one of her musical heroes on the song Caroline. But it was Brandi Carlile’s 2011 concert album that showed what the wide-ranging singer-songwriter was capable of in front of a live audience. Backed by a full orchestra, she waltzed through a stunning array of country-, folk-, and rock-inspired songs, cracking the top twenty on both the folk and rock charts. Brandi Carlile’s 2015 release, The Firewatcher’s Daughter, continues her brilliant blend of rock and folk, as the album reached Billboard’s top spot in both categories with an ensuing tour sure to inspire and awe her most ardent fans. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Brandi Carlile Tickets.
Brandi Carlile The Firewatcher’s Daughter Tour
Alternative rock and folk sensation Brandi Carlile takes to the road to support her 2015 album The Firewatcher’s Daughter. She’s playing a solid mix of small cities and overwhelming metropolises. Along the way, the singer, whose voice sounds like a country maven but whose music veers toward old-fashioned yet stylish folk-rock, will visit some legendary theaters, including The Grammy Museum and Radio City Music Hall. The Firewatcher’s Daughter tour features a return to her energetic, Johnny Cash-like rhythms that were the beginning of her extraordinary run up Billboard’s alternative charts. In parts it sounds like the Indigo Girls throwing a ho-down, with smooth harmonies over up-tempo tunes that make it impossible for an audience member not to tap along. Ticketholders should prepare themselves for a fun and uplifting evening on Brandi Carlile’s 2015 tour.