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.
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.