As Carlile’s fans well know, her concerts are near legendary in their perfect communion between performer and audience. Whether she is rocking out with her full band or standing quietly, tantalizingly close to the edge of the stage singing a capella, Carlile brings a riveting intensity to her shows. “The Symphony is here and they add so much to it,” she says of Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony, “but as far as the emotion, it’s the same as any other show.”
Indeed, anyone who’s ever attended one of Carlile’s shows will recognize the magic captured within. Unlike many albums that claim to be “live” but are full of studio fixes, “Live at Benaroya Hall” is pure, unadulterated Brandi. “We did some really, really minor things in post-production, mostly volume stuff like we’d decide the symphony needs to be louder or we wanted to turn up the violas,” Carlile says. “But anyone who was there would tell you this is exactly how it sounded.” And that is what you want from a live concert and you will be sure to experience that when Brandi Carlile is on tour this fall.
So be sure to check out Brandi Carlile in concert this Thursday October 6, 2011 at the Spokane Knitting Factory. Opening acts include Justin Townes Earle and Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit.
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