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Brandi Carlile: New Album 'I Forgive You' Is About Life 'Being . Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats . It's also an evolution that started when Carlile met her current wife, Catherine Shepherd. Brandi Carlile has seen the last few years filled with changes, including a Carlile and her wife, Catherine Shepherd, are the proud parents of How did you meet them and how has the relationship evolved over time?. An interview with Maple Valley singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, whose recording Best of all, Carlile is newly married to Catherine Shepherd, a Brit. on her music, and preparing to take the stage at Benaroya — something she did in They didn't meet in person until a year later, at one of Carlile's shows.
Life and career[ edit ] — Early life[ edit ] Carlile was born on June 1, in Ravensdale, WashingtonUnited States, a small town 40 miles outside of Seattle. Growing up in the only house for miles, Carlile played in the woods, built forts and played music with her brother Jay and sister Tiffany.
Brandi, whose mother is a singer, taught herself to sing when she was a little girl, and she started singing country songs on stage when she was eight years old. She attended Tahoma High Schoolbut later dropped out to pursue her music career. At age eight, Carlile performed Johnny Cash 's " Tennessee Flat Top Box " with her mother, Teresa Carlile  and began playing the guitar and writing songs at age fifteen. Career beginnings and debut[ edit ] Carlile performing in Birmingham, Alabama in Carlile began her career performing in Seattle music clubs with the twin brothers Tim and Phil Hanseroth.
Released inCarlile showcased those early songs along with newly recorded tracks in the self-titled album Brandi Carlile. The album earned enthusiastic reviews; she was featured on Rolling Stone 's "10 Artists to Watch in " list, and other "artist to watch" lists by Interview and Paste. In his review of the album, Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote, "The accolades, combined with cover artwork that captures her at her cutest — as if she were a cousin of Rachael Leigh Cook — might make some listeners suspicious of Carlile, since the cumulative effect makes her seem like a pretty, prepackaged creation.
Shortly after the release of the album, she left her home in Seattle and set out with the Hanseroth brothers, as she had worked with them on her earliest recordings and independent regional tours. The tightly knit trio, which forms the core of her band today, spent the better part of two years on the road honing the songs that would later become part of her album The Story. The crack in Carlile's vocals during the title track, "The Story", came out by accident and was a direct result of the way the album was recorded.
The song was also used in the commercial for Super Bock and helped the song reach number 1 and the album reach number 4 on the Portuguese charts. Her song " The Story " became her first single to reach No. The album peaked at number 41 on Billboard and number 10 on U. In response to the increase in album downloads caused by the adverts in the U. To date the album has currently soldcopies in the US.
The lead single, "The Story", saw an increase in downloads of 28, digital copies. Music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine praised Carlile for The Story saying, "The roiling collection fulfills the promise of her remarkable debut, offering resounding confirmation that Carlile is a singular talent.
Nearly a minute into the second song, something about her shifted from promise to absolute certainty as Carlile let loose a hurricane of lung power. A special two-hour episode of Grey's Anatomy also featured Carlile's song "Turpentine" during footage of the spin-off, Private Practice.
Grey's Anatomy also released a version of the music video for "The Story" with interspersed footage of the show. Actress Sara Ramirez performed her version of Carlile's single "The Story" in the musical episode of the show.
She was the opening act for Maroon 5 and OneRepublic during their Australia tour. Carlile's album Give Up the Ghost debuted at No. Give Up the Ghost was released in and debuted at No. When things are Spartan, her voice is haunting and gripping, wrenching out operatic emotions, but Give Up the Ghost trumps The Story because she allows herself to lighten up, to rock again on 'Dreams' ". In one of the reviews of the album for Paste, Rachael Maddux wrote, "Writhing and burning and staring at life straight down the barrel, Give Up the Ghost is exactly the album Carlile needed to make at this moment.
The production is thick but elegant, applied with full knowledge that the songs could exist beautifully in a sparse acoustic-strummed daze, but that they deserve more than that. She will probably make an even better album one day.
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The live album finds Carlile performing a mix of original songs and cover material. Recorded during two sold-out shows in November at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington, the album features Washington -native Carlile and her long-time band including brothers Phil and Tim Hanseroth performing alongside the Seattle Symphony.
Andrew Leahey from AllMusic called it Carlile's best and wrote, " 'Live at Benaroya Hall' is more concerned with dressing up Carlile's music in elegant, orchestral clothing, and the results are pretty stunning, from the grandeur of "The Story"—now featuring horns, woodwinds, and strings.
This isn't Brandi Carlile's first concert album, but it's certainly the best. I don't know specifically what they fish for, but I'm always seeing people out there.
Anne, you gotta help me out, you gotta tell me what to use — leeches, worms, lures — what am I fishing for here? OK, I'll look into it. I'll be on Google when I hang up the phone with you.
All right, Bear Creek has turned out to be your highest-charting album yet, jumping to No. What do you think it is about this album that made it stand out and generate such a positive response? I think that, you know, some of the things we talked about — the raucousness, the innocence, the lack of ordinariness about it.
It bounces around from genre to genre. The sequencing is not very well thought out. It's got some randomness about it, but so does life, and I find that those kinds of things accompanied with a little bit of imperfection make people relax and listen to the music and enjoy it, because constant perfection and refinement and this kind of seeking of a higher level of understanding that comes from the recording industry today is great, and we should always try and fine-tune and polish our craft, but perfection is not something that human beings can relate to.
I really wanted to make a record that relays that message. I've heard in some interviews that "That Wasn't Me" is a story about addiction recovery, but I've also heard you say it's about your return to church. Which of those is correct? No, it's definitely not about my return to church.
It's about addiction recovery. Sometimes in interviews, the message you're trying to relay doesn't come across. The thing I like about it is that you can't really tell whether the narrator is singing from the perspective of that they themselves are recovered from addiction or whether it's a person that's been impacted by the addict and is kind of speaking in third person about them.
It's kind of cool, because in that way you become a bit of a healing vessel for someone on both sides of that coin. Let's jump to another song then, because my next two questions had to do with churches. It may be that I've played that song in church a few times, so I may have said that in the interview.
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I go to church on Sunday, and they asked me to play a song and I played that one. Is it true that you sometimes lead your church in bluegrass spiritual standards? Yeah, we call it bluegrass mass, but I've only done that a few times. Recently I did one that was more old, spiritual standards that were on the soul side.
I did "Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow," stuff like that. What are some other songs you choose for a bluegrass mass? How does your congregation respond to that? They clap and sing and stomp their feet. I take the kids up to sing with me sometimes, and the kids and I will do "In the Highway. Whenever I'm home and I can really practice all week long, because I take it really seriously.
And here's the weird thing: I get very, very nervous.
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Like, when I'm done, my hands shake for two hours. I get scared to play in front of T-Bone Burnett and God. Another theme that runs through the album is this idea of returning home. Now that you're in your 30s, are you feeling that tug to set some roots and take time off from touring?
Absolutely, I just felt like I turned 30, and it spun me around face-to-face with someone who I haven't been for the past 10 years, which is kind of cool because I feel like I'm becoming reacquainted with my domestic self.
I've had a real wanderlust, and it's not that I don't have that anymore, because I definitely do, but as I return to these places — you mentioned returning themes — over and over again, and I know my favorite spots, I know my favorite restaurants, I know the parks that I walk through, all of these places have a familiarity about them right now.
It gives home a bit of an ambiguousness. What had ended up happening is, so many of the people in my family are having kids and taking all these different life changes and turns.
A lot of us are turning 30, actually. I'm the oldest, so I'm the first, but everybody's going to come after me.