“Brandi Carlile in Concert: A BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND Special” is now streaming in full for a limited time at PBS.org and can also be viewed on demand at Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Prime. Watch HERE. Filmed at The Caverns, an underground venue located at the foot of Monteagle Mountain in Pelham, TN, the live performance special features songs from throughout Carlile’s extensive career as well as her critically acclaimed new album, By The Way, I Forgive You.
The TV special adds to an already triumphant year for Carlile following the release the new album, which was recently named “Album of the Year” by Elton John on his Rocket Hour radio show on Beats 1 on Apple Music in addition to landing on “Best of 2018” lists at NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard and more.
Produced by Grammy-Award winning producer Dave Cobb and acclaimed musician Shooter Jennings, By The Way, I Forgive You debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart, Rock Albums chart and Americana/Folk Albums chart and No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart—a career high for the Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and performer. Carlile is also nominated for three Americana Music Association Awards & Honors this year: Artist of the Year, Album of the Year (By The Way, I Forgive You) and Song of the Year (“The Joke”).
Watch the official music video for “The Joke” here as well as recent live performances on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
In celebration of the album, Carlile will continue her extensive nationwide tour this summer and fall with upcoming shows at Los Angeles’ The Greek Theatre and Seattle’s Moore Theatre (sold out) among many others. In addition to the headline dates, Carlile will make several festival appearances including Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival and Austin City Limits.
Moreover, Carlile’s Girls Just Wanna Weekend—a destination concert vacation featuring an all female-fronted lineup—will take place at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico January 30-February 3, 2019. In addition to multiple shows by Carlile, Girls Just Wanna Weekend will feature Maren Morris, Indigo Girls, Margo Price, Patty Griffin, Lucius, KT Tunstall, The Secret Sisters and Ruby Amanfu. Of her inspiration behind the event, Carlile comments, “Mainstream festivals in the U.S. habitually exclude women as headline artists equal to men. I was brought up by Lilith Fair to believe that men and women enjoy live music equally and that women can not only headline a festival—they can BE a festival.” Tickets are now on sale. Complete details regarding the festival and packages are available via www.girlsjustwannaweekend.com
Released on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records (purchase), By The Way, I Forgive You continues to receive overwhelming critical praise.
Recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, By The Way, I Forgive You includes ten new songs written by Carlile and longtime collaborators and bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth. Of their close relationship, Brandi comments, “The Twins and I have been in a band for so long now. And not just a band, we are literally a family. When you create art with twins, it becomes unclear when I end and where they begin.” In addition to Carlile (vocals, guitar, piano), Tim Hanseroth (vocals, bass), Phil Hanseroth (vocals, guitar), Cobb (guitar, percussion) and Jennings (piano, organ), the album features Chris Powell (drums), Josh Neumann (cello), John Mark Painter (French horn) as well as string arrangements and conducting by the late Paul Buckmaster (Elton John, The Rolling Stones).
Over the course of their acclaimed career, the band has released six albums, including 2015’sThe Firewatcher’s Daughter, which garnered a Grammy nomination for “Best Americana Album.” Additionally, last year, they released Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of the Story (An Album to Benefit War Child), which features 14 artists covering the songs on their breakthrough album The Story with all proceeds benefiting War Child. Artists included on the acclaimed project, which Rolling Stone calls, “tender and powerful,” includeDolly Parton, Adele, Pearl Jam, Kris Kristofferson, The Avett Brothers, Margo Price and Jim James as well as a forward written by President Obama. More details can be found here.
In addition to their work as a band, Carlile and the Hanseroth twins remain committed to social activism and advocacy. Together, they are founders of the Looking Out Foundation, which aims to amplify the impact of music by empowering those without a voice. From neighborhood to nation, the foundation helps fund causes and organizations that often go unnoticed. $1 from every concert ticket sold goes directly toward efforts to support the diverse demographic they aim to serve. For more information on how to volunteer, donate or advocate visit lookingoutfoundation.org.
BRANDI CARLILE CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
August 16—San Diego, CA—Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
August 17—Los Angeles, CA—Greek Theatre
August 18—Santa Barbara, CA—Arlington, Theatre
August 21—San Luis Obispo, CA—Fremont Theatre
August 22—Saratoga, CA—Mountain Winery
August 24—Jacksonville, OR—Britt Festival Fairgrounds
August 25—Bend, OR—Les Schwab Amphitheatre
September 1—Seattle, WA—Moore Theatre (SOLD OUT)
September 7—Burgettstown, PA—Outlaw Music Festival
September 8—Indianapolis, IN—The Murat
September 9—Cincinnati, OH—Taft Theatre
September 22—Athens, GA—Classic Center
September 23—Franklin, TN—Pilgrimage Festival
September 25—Greenville, SC—Peace Center
September 26—Columbia, SC—Township Auditorium
September 28—Charlottesville, VA—Sprint Pavilion
September 29-30—Asbury Park, NJ—Sea Hear Now
October 5-7—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 12-14—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival
November 29—Minneapolis, MN—State Theatre
November 30—Minneapolis, MN—State Theatre
December 1—Minneapolis, MN—State Theatre
January 30-February 3, 2019—Riviera Maya, Mexico—Girls Just Wanna Weekend
Album cover art painting by Scott Avett