special guest artist
Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile is known for her remarkable vocals, by turns nuanced, raw and uninhibited, but always expressive, as well as for her earthy, naturalistic approach to recording and her music’s intuitive, inventive instrumentation. The winner of Seattle’s 2010 City of Music Breakthrough Award, Carlile has an ever-growing fan base and has been selling out venues around the world for over 10 years.
Carlile, a Seattle-area native, has performed at Benaroya Hall in front of sold-out houses with the Seattle Symphony on several occasions. Her album Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony was recorded during her November 2010 performances.
In addition to her live symphony record, Carlile has released four studio albums since 2005, including her self-titled debut, The Story (produced by T Bone Burnett), Give up the Ghost (produced by Rick Rubin) and 2012’s Bear Creek, which was recorded at Bear Creek Studio in Woodinville. Carlile has recently put the finishing touches on a new album, which will be released in the spring.
Carlile created the Looking Out Foundation in 2008, an organization that assists the chronically underserved by channeling hundreds of thousands of dollars and resources to organizations devoted to the arts, women’s rights, public health, scientific research and the eradication of hunger. Carlile helps fund the Foundation by donating $1 from each concert ticket she sells, as well as performing at several benefit concerts annually.
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