|Source: Brandi Carlile's Facebook page|
I heard someone comment that she played a lot from her new album, and I thought it was funny because I didn't notice. She played a lot of songs I wanted to hear - Turpentine, That Wasn't Me, The Story, That Year, etc. - and the only song I can really think of that I really wanted to hear that she didn't play was Wasted (oh, and Cannonball and Losing Heart - okay, there's a ton that I would have loved to hear too). Doesn't matter - she was fantastic. She could have played longer, and I would have been thrilled.
And she did Bohemian Rhapsody, which was pretty fun.
I guess I've been listening to newly acquired albums - Brandi, Fiona, Alabama Shakes, Jack White - almost exclusively so it shouldn't be a surprise that I knew so many of the new songs.
What I liked about Brandi is how clearly she was enjoying herself. She's been with the guitar player and the bass player - "the twins" - for at least a decade (allegedly back in 2002, she said to them, "If you start a band with me, I'll get us signed and on the road in a year." She wasn't lying.). The band seemed cohesive, and she seemed to enjoy interacting with the fans.
I don't know if you can see this, but a friend posted this video from last night's show. SO. GOOD.
The only thing that was weird is that there was nearly a fight, well, TWO fights toward the end of the show. Who fights at Brandi Carlile?
Thanks so much to Anslee for turning me onto Brandi!