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Brandi Carlile – Act 1 in Ravinia

Written By: Gary on July 2, 2007 One Comment

So back to the concert in Ravina that I’ve mentioned sever times already. Brandi Carlile was the first act, she’s big enough these days that I’m surprised she didn’t get mentioned in the listings for the concert. She was incredible, I really like the songs on her current album and she played quite a few songs in the forty minutes that she was up there. Man, she can belt out a tune. Any & Emily came out and did a song with her which I never realized that they sang with her on the album.

So Brandi has changed a bit in the last year since I saw here in Ann Arbor. When she was there she was excellent but she was kind of casual about her look (in a good way). When I saw the video for The Story I noticed how much makeup and hair-do work she had done, I didn’t even realize it was her at first (and who else would it have been). She still had her jeans and cowgirl boots on, but she definitely was still a bit more made up than I’ve seen her before (in person and album covers, etc.) and the jeans seemed a bit more low-cut than how I picture her normally. Speaking of last year’s concert, I do recall her being very grateful and chatty about Grey’s Anatomy but it didn’t get a mention at all this concert.

She mentioned she was a huge Indigo Girls fan and tried to get us to sing along to a song (she knows everyone sings along to every Indigo Girls song) but it was a hard one, we didn’t didn’t do so good, we did better singing with some songs that she didn’t encourage us to sing on.

After her concert she cam back out and sang “Kid Fears” with IG, she did the Michael Stipe (from REM) part. She was incredible, it actually gave me chills when I heard it.

She sang more with IG, but that’s another post (or two).

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One Response to “Brandi Carlile – Act 1 in Ravinia”

  1. KurtV says on: 9 July 2007 at 11:28 am

    Nice, long, thoughtful interview with Brandi Carlile talking about her latest album on… (where else?) NPR!

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=11786296

    I ask you, where else but NPR do you find quality interviews/reviews like that?

    (Then again, the whole relaxed/respectful tone of the interviewer could have just been a clever rouse to get her to let down her guard and yodel…)

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