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Brandi Carlile in-studio on World Cafe - 09/20/2005

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True to Her Musical Roots: Brandi Carlile

True to Her Musical Roots: Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile in-studio on World Cafe - 09/20/2005

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Set List

Songs Carlile plays for 'World Cafe':

  • "Fall Apart Again"
  • "Throw It All Away"
  • "Hiding My Heart"

Brandi Carlile spent her days playing music alongside her siblings; she taught herself to sing while growing up in the remote town of Ravensdale, Wash. She recently released a self-titled debut album to great acclaim.

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Her music reflects Carlile's upbringing — it has an open naturalness to it that suggests the singer hasn't strayed far from her roots. And some of the music for her debut was even recorded in Carlile's log-cabin home, where the high ceilings and wooden walls yield an authentic sound.

This interview originally aired on Sept. 20, 2005

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