Tuesday, September 06, 2005

I'm in love...

...with Brandi Carlile, which is a somewhat unfortunate name, hopefully it's her's, but otherwise she is just simply darling and talented, rip roaring talented. She is a 'singer/songwriter' who plays with two twins and a drummer. The twins do a lot of good songwriting and sing some great harmonies and play some good guitar and bass.

Her voice is what I want my voice to be.

Rich. Deep. Soaring. Unique. Expressive. Confident. Ballsy. Sometimes with a dash of pop appeal, but not as much as she, or the Duhks, have.

Watch a video of her very recent set on Morning Becomes Eclectic from KCRW in LA.

I have some work to do, but her voice has certainly arrived. She's also really cute. She reminds me of the Duhks, but more real. Her label and manager (I imagine) are certainly marketing her as 'the real deal' from rural Washington state. Her website is all hip and she's wearing a boy scout uniform, which is actually a very authentic shirt with the proper badges, it looks like it was actually a boy scout uniform at one time, but why is she only Second Class? She's at least Star, probably Life, if not Eagle.

You can read a great review of her here.

2 comments:

Brian said...

OH MY GOD!!! QUIT LISTENING TO THAT SHIT! I CAN'T GET ANY WORK DONE IN HERE.

--roomie

Ryan said...

I dig her style man. Her voice reminds me of listening closely to classical guitar recordings and hearing all the "imperfections". I am no way saying that these imperfections (like fingers sliding up and down the strings) are bad, but instead add real character and intimacy to the music.

Her style has that same kind of imperfection but placed well with dexterity and focus. Very nice.

I don't know about if that's an authentic (at least not current issue) BSA shirt, but the badge looks legit.