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Ravensdale, Seattle WA, United States (2004 – present)

Brandi Carlile (b. June 1, 1981, in Ravensdale, Washington) is an American , perhaps best known for her 2007 single “The Story”. Carlile’s music has been categorized in several genres, including , , , and . She released her first album, ‘Brandi Carlile’, on July 12, 2005.

In the beginning, Columbia Records signed Carlile in late 2004 on the strength of songs she’d been recording periodically at home. Released in 2005, Brandi Carlile showcased those early songs along with several newly recorded tracks. Shortly after the release of Brandi Carlile, she left her home in Seattle and set out with the Hanseroth brothers, with whom she’d worked 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”.

In 2005, she was featured on Rolling Stone’s “10 Artists to Watch in 2005” list. By the end of 2006, Carlile had embarked on several headlining tours and supported a variety of artists including Ray LaMontagne, The Fray, Chris Isaak, Tori Amos, and Shawn Colvin.

Her second album, The Story, was released in April 2007. It was produced by T Bone Burnett and includes a collaboration with the Indigo Girls on “Cannonball.” The album was recorded in an eleven-day-long session with Carlile , the twins (Tim and Phil Hanseroth) and drummer Matt Chamberlain to capture the raw intensity of Carlile’s live performances. 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.


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  • FrenchBeekeeper

    I Belong to You ♥♥♥♥ , The Firewatcher's Daughter is brilliant ! Brandi has a beautiful voice...

    yesterday afternoon Reply
  • loc_wnl

    ♥ The Stranger at My Door ♥

    Yesterday 4:41pm Reply
  • SSBN623

    i had a soft spot for her but the rest of the band had found all her wet spots

    2 Mar 9:44pm Reply
  • swarmsea

    This might not be nice, but I loved her first two EP's and the first album - amazing stuff... But somehow... That's just it. I do like some of the songs from each album (the slower and more melodic are the ones that I love), but I am not feeling her.

    27 Feb 2:24pm Reply
  • SSBN623

    squirt, jim simon here . . . please do not mistake me for you illusion of reality

    5 Feb 11:56pm Reply
  • Gih_G_R

    her music speaks to me [2]

    25 Sep 2014 Reply
  • lxlmandudelxl

    her music speaks to me

    17 Aug 2014 Reply
  • ferrerap

    Lindinha demais! Amo...

    21 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Carlosfoolish

    Damn, I love her!

    15 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Mishuke

    European tour? Pretty please ;) [3]

    9 Mar 2014 Reply
  • yearssomuch

    Well, my last comment got deleted. All I said was I don't particularly care for Carlile. Is the slightest hint of negativity suddenly against the rules?

    7 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Michelle____

    European tour? Pretty please ;) [2]

    5 Mar 2014 Reply
  • stillir

    European tour? Pretty please ;)

    24 Feb 2014 Reply
  • ferrerap

    Oh dear, come to Brazil!!! Please...♡ [2]

    30 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Sarinijha

    28 Jan 2014 Reply
  • JustAKayee

    there is no music genre called "Female vocalists" [2]

    13 Jan 2014 Reply
  • smiley-1

    Wait what? She supported Tori Amos? T, why didn't you bring her to your shows in Germany (and Europe in general) back then? Lucky people who attended to these shows...!

    10 Jan 2014 Reply
  • nathalierosaa

    Oh dear, come to Brazil!!! Please...² ♡

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • citadelprime

    i only know the story but i love it.. it's the most played song in my ipod!!!

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
  • alwaysembraced

    Tears, even after all this time . . . . I think only HER voice can convey THIS song that way (and make me cry)....

    1 Jun 2013 Reply
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