Thursday, October 11, 2007

Brandi Carlile ...

I just got home from Brandi's first of two shows at the House of Blues.

I first saw her just a year ago. She opened for Shawn Colvin at the Park West, a rather small venue in Chicago. (I blogged about them here.) And then she did a tour last May or so, headlining, but playing small clubs and bars. Now, just a year after I first saw her, she's selling out venues like the HOB and adding additional dates in some cities.

As Dave said tonight, "I could see her every week." She has an amazing voice and she does more than just sing her album cuts (a completely unplugged tune was very cool tonight, and her voice managed to carry all the way through the venue; she did a little singalong with the audience of part of "Bohemian Rhapsody" while she tinkered around on the piano, not her forte, no pun intended; and, as ever, she blew the roof off the place with her rendition of Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues – that alone is with the trip to see her).

When she opened for Shawn, Shawn brought her out to do a song with her and afterward said, jokingly, "If that girl learns to sing, she's really gonna go somewhere."

She has. She's here. Check her out.

From an e-mail I received today:

U.S. Fans
Shows are selling out so if you plan on going to a show please buy your tickets in advance.
The following shows will be sold out VERY soon: Detroit, St Louis, Portland, Seattle.

Fri, Oct 12 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Sat, Oct 13 - Indianapolis, IN - Vogue Theatre SOLD OUT
Sun, Oct 14 - Detroit, MI - St Andrews
Tue, Oct 16 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Wed, Oct 17 - Milwaukee, WI - Rave
Thu, Oct 18 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue SOLD OUT
Sat, Oct 20 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre SOLD OUT
Sun, Oct 21 - Monterey, CA - Monterey Music Summit
Tue, Oct 23 - Boise, ID - Big Easy
Wed, Oct 24 - Spokane, WA - Big Easy
Thu, Oct 25 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Sat, Oct 27 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Tue, Oct 30 - Bellingham, WA - Mount Baker Theatre
Fri, Nov 2 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre

Australia Fans
Brandi is making her first trip to Australia in November!
She'll be doing the following full-band headlining shows:
November 12 - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
November 14 - The Zoo, Brisbane
November 15 - The Factory, Sydney
These shows go on sale October 18. Ticket links will be available on


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