How did I miss that she performed at the Grammys?? I love her voice so much. Definitely an amazing performance.
Love these two voices together.
Brandi Carlile "The Eye"
Red "Darkest Part"
Imagine Dragons "Monster"
As part of my ongoing Day Zero Project, I've made a list of my favorite 101 songs of all time. To help cut down on the possibilities, I took songs only from my iTunes account. Each edition will include ~5 songs with a theme. Enjoy! There's nothing better than a great female singer songwriter. So here you go...
Brandi Carlile "The Story" -- Her voice is just amazing. I love the roughness. She can sing to me anytime.
Kate Voegele "One Way or Another" -- I saw her in concert opening for Josh Kelley (before being on One Tree Hill). I love her upbeat music, but this isn't one of those. But it's my favorite song of hers.
Christina Perri "Jar of Hearts" -- So amazing...
KT Tunstall "Ashes" -- She's another interesting voice. I love the different, almost bluesy quality to it.
It's been a rainy and gray here lately. Typical for spring in Indiana. And that kind of weather makes me want to listen to music I can sing along too. Nothing loud, nothing upbeat, just what I would categorize as singer songwriter music. So my iPod has been filled with lots of Damien Rice, Howie Day, Ben Folds, Florence + the Machine, Caedmon's Call, Jack's Mannequin, and my Music Monday pick... Brandi Carlile. I love her songs, her lyrics, but I especially love her voice! It has that gravelly quality to it. It's not conventionally pretty sounding. But it works with the music. The amazing sounds that come out of her mouth in "The Story" are perfection. There's a bit of bluegrass sound in there somewhere, bordering on country, but not quite there. I love it. Really excited to hear what she puts out next. Added note: I love the guy who sings backup for her. His voice fits perfectly without distracting from her voice.
I dedicate the video to J. So here it is, one of my favorites:
P.S. I preordered the new Josh Kelley cd and it should arrive tomorrow. I got an autographed copy and a free t-shirt. I so love him! Very excited for my late birthday present to myself!