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Brandi Carlile says rock has sense of recklessness

Brandi Carlile says rock has sense of recklessness

Brandi Carlile, who released her latest album, “The Firewatcher’s Daughter,” in March, will be at Al
Brandi Carlile says rock has sense of recklessness
Seattle-based singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile will perform at the Palace Theatre in Albany on Saturday.

Brandi Carlile has discovered the raw and reckless lifestyle.

For rock music, she kind of likes it.

In March, the Seattle-based singer-songwriter released her latest album, “The Firewatcher’s Daughter.” She and her longtime musical partners — twin brothers Tim and Phil Henseroth — tracked the album’s 12 songs live with little or no rehearsal.

“Rock ’n’ roll music as a genre always has a sense of erratic recklessness to it,” Carlile said in an interview posted on the Palace’s Web site.

Brandi Carlile

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave., Albany

HOW MUCH: $59.50-$29.50

MORE INFO: 465-3334, www.palacealbany.com

“It can’t really be rehearsed — in fact, rehearsal can kill it. On this album, each song has its honest rock ’n’ roll moment, even the ballads; it’s between the point where you’ve learned the song enough to get through it, but you don’t have any control over it yet.”

So local fans may catch the 33-year-old singer in control — and maybe a little out of control — Saturday at Albany’s Palace Theatre.

Carlile now has six albums in a career that started in 2004, when Columbia Records signed her to a recording contract on the power of songs she had recorded at home.

Did you know?

• Carlile taught herself to play guitar and piano.

• At age 16, she was performing as a back-up singer for an Elvis impersonator.

• Her second album, “The Story,” included a team-up with the Indigo Girls on “Cannonball.”

• Several other Carlile songs — including “Tragedy,” “The Story” and “What Can I Say” — have appeared on “Grey’s Anatomy.”

• Carlile’s influences include Elton John, Freddie Mercury, k.d. lang, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline.

• Carlile married Catherine Shepherd in 2012; the couple are currently raising their first child, Evangeline Ruth.

• Her humanitarian works have included the creation of the “Looking Out Foundation,” which has donated funds to both medical and ecologic organizations.

• Body art includes AURYN tattoos on her shoulders. AURYN is a mystical talisman in the novel “The Neverending Story,” later made into a popular children’s movie.

• Brandi’s animal pals include a Doberman Pinscher and a horse.

Reach Gazette reporter Jeff Wilkin at 395-3124 or at [email protected] or @jeffwilkin1 on Twitter. His blog is at www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/wilkin.

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