Folk rocker behind “The Story” pairs her distinctive voice with genre-defying tunes on her latest album, The Firewatcher’s Daughter
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$40 for one ticket to Brandi Carlile (up to $51 value)
When: Friday, August 7, at 7 p.m.
Where: O’Brians Event Center
Door time: 6 p.m.
Her voice: sometimes it’s as tender and gravelly as Emmylou Harris’s, but for the most part, Brandi Carlile belts out in a full-force bellow; the Boston Globe dubbed her “contemporary pop’s most expressive and astonishing singer this side of Adele”
Her influences: in the genre-hopping songs she writes and croons, you can hear a little Patsy Cline, Elton John, and Freddie Mercury, sometimes all in the same note
Her start: she was a backup singer for an Elvis impersonator before eventually performing alongside the Indigo Girls, Chris Isaak, and Tori Amos
Her breakthrough: 2007’s The Story, which had its title track featured during an especially romantic surgery on Grey’s Anatomy
Her performance: expect tracks from her back catalog and new gems from her latest album, The Firewatcher’s Daughter, played with her longtime backing band of twins Phil and Tim Hanseroth