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Brandi Carlile performs live on KEXP.
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May 11, 2015 The roots-rock singer gives an incendiary live performance of a defiant song from her new album, The Firewatcher's Daughter.
March 19, 2015 Hear the folk-rock singer perform songs from her new album, Firewatcher's Daughter.
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July 9, 2012 In the tradition of the best bluesy folk-rock singers who preceded her (think Janis Joplin or Melissa Etheridge, but with less bluster than either), Carlile sings with restrained power and from-the-gut force. Here, she and her band perform three tremendously assured songs from Bear Creek.
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June 6, 2012 The folk-rock performer brings her innovative guitar work and powerful vocals to the World Cafe Live stage in Philadelphia. Here, Carlile performs songs from her new album, Bear Creek.
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Brandi Carlile performs live in NPR's Studio 4A.
May 31, 2012 Known for her soaring melodies and rich, rugged voice, the singer-songwriter performs songs from her new album, Bear Creek, in NPR's Studio 4A.
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Brandi Carlile's song "Dying Day" took on new meaning for a Wisconsin woman hoping to adopt a child from Ethiopia.
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March 8, 2012 Joanna Woodbury and her husband spent a trying winter waiting to know if their adoption of an Ethiopian child would become final. During that time, she says, a song by Brandi Carlile took on new resonance.
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Brandi Carlile and the Indigo Girls recently performed on World Cafe.
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June 20, 2011 During the music-heavy Cayamo Cruise in February, the Indigo Girls matched their spirited and provocative folk with Carlile's spunky grand voice and talented songwriting. Hear the result on this edition of World Cafe.
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July 31, 2010 Carlile first gained national renown when she caught the attention of Dave Matthews. The native of Ravensdale, Wash., has gone on to release a string of well-received albums.
Brandi Carlile performed in the "That" tent on Saturday, June 12, 2010, at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.
June 12, 2010 Carlile caught her big break while performing live at the Sasquatch Music Festival, after impressing Dave Matthews with one of her performances. Her most recent full-length album, Give Up the Ghost, is loaded with raw emotion. Hear Carlile perform live at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn.
August 20, 2007 Full-sized voices — voices more than willing to flaunt lung power and sheer loudness — are everywhere these days. A voice that can merge force with genuine feeling is another matter altogether, which is where Brandi Carlile, a relatively new talent from Seattle, comes in.
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