NEW YORK, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records proudly announces the release of Brandi Carlile - Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony, the new concert album from acclaimed American singer-songwriter-performer Brandi Carlile, available everywhere Tuesday, May 3.
Culled from two incredible sold-out shows in November 2010 at the prestigious Seattle concert venue, Brandi Carlile - Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony features Brandi and her band -- Tim Hanseroth (guitar), Phil Hanseroth (bass), Josh Neumann (cello) and Allison Miller (drums) -- performing a finely drawn selection of original songs and well-chosen covers accompanied by a full thirty-piece orchestra.
Brandi Carlile - Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony showcases arrangements created for Brandi by Sean O'Loughlin (who's worked with Chris Isaak, Feist, Belle & Sebastian, Blue Man Group, others) and the legendary Paul Buckmaster (Elton John, David Bowie-"Space Oddity," Miles Davis-"On The Corner"). Buckmaster, who won a Grammy in 2001 for his arrangements on Train's "Drops of Jupiter," first worked with Brandi in 2009 on Give Up The Ghost, her third studio album.
Brandi Carlile, winner of Seattle's City of Music Breakthrough Award for 2010, sold-out her Benaroya debut in 2008. Returning to the Hall for the first time last November, after touring more than a year in support of Give Up The Ghost, Carlile treated her fans to an expanded road-polished repertoire, performing an exquisite set-list of original compositions and covers including Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" and Elton John's "Sixty Years On" (showcasing Brandi's vocals within the original Paul Buckmaster arrangement), all included on Brandi Carlile - Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony.
Brandi Carlile - Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony was recorded, mixed and mastered by Martin Feveyear of Jupiter Studios in Seattle.
Filter will stream "Before It Breaks," the first preview of Brandi Carlile - Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony, on Tuesday, March 15.
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Brandi Carlile - Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony
1. Curtain Call
2. Sixty Years On
3. Looking Out
4. Before It Breaks
5. I Will
6. Shadow On The Wall
9. The Sound Of Silence
10. The Story
11. Pride And Joy
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Brandi Carlile and her band will be performing selections from Brandi Carlile - Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony and other songs on tour this spring which includes a series of shows with Ray LaMontagne and Secret Sisters.
Brandi Carlile Spring Tour Dates
Jaqua Concert Hall
House Of Blues
Las Vegas, NV
Hard Rock Cafe
New Braunfels, TX
Gulf Shores, AL
The Palace Theater (with Ray LaMontagne)
Waterfront Pavilion (with Ray LaMontagne)
Essex Junction, VT
Midway Lawn (with Ray LaMontagne)
Theatre St. Denis (with Ray LaMontagne)
Massey Hall (with Ray LaMontagne)
New York City
Central Park SummerStage (with Ray LaMontagne)
Bank Of America Pavilion (with Ray LaMontagne)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (with Ray LaMontagne)
CMAC (with Ray LaMontagne)
Meadow Brook Music Theater (with Ray LaMontagne)
Millennium Park (with Ray LaMontagne)
Nautica Stage (with Ray LaMontagne)
Lifestyle Communities Pavilion (with Ray LaMontagne)
PNC Pavilion (with Ray LaMontagne)
Lawn @ White River (with Ray LaMontagne)
Starlight Theatre (with Ray LaMontagne)
Red Rocks (with Ray LaMontagne)
Salt Lake City, UT
Library Square (with Ray LaMontagne)
Big Sky Brewery (with Ray LaMontagne)
Idaho Botanical Garden (with Ray LaMontagne)
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Brandi Carlile began honing her songwriting and performing crafts in the local coffeehouse scene of Seattle at the beginning of the 21st century. Joining forces with twin brothers, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth, to create a band, Brandi started to garner national attention for her raw and rootsy authenticity.
A stark and emotive vocalist with real stories to tell, Brandi signed with Columbia Records in 2004 and released her first major label album, Brandi Carlile, in 2005.
Named one of Rolling Stone's "10 Artists To Watch in 2005," Brandi Carlile toured with the Hanseroth brothers, as both headliner and support act (for Ray LaMontagne, Indigo Girls, Chris Isaak, others) for nearly two years to write and road-test the material that would comprise The Story, her 2007 breakthrough album produced by T Bone Burnett. The album was her first to feature her touring band cellist Josh Neumann.
Her third studio album, Give Up The Ghost, was released in October 2009 and entered the Billboard 200 at #26. Helmed by Grammy Award winning Producer of the Year Rick Rubin, Give Up The Ghost featured string arrangements by Paul Buckmaster and a new collaboration between Brandi and Elton John called "Caroline."
In 2008, Carlile created The Looking Out Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, in order to provide financial support to worthwhile causes she supports. Since its creation, The Looking Out Foundation has provided grants to Reverb, the American Diabetes Association, Honor The Earth and others. In January 2010, the Looking Out Foundation partnered with the Seattle Police Department, the Indigo Girls and two local Seattle self-defense studios to fund and support the Fight the Fear Campaign. Carlile contributed the track "The Heartache Can Wait" to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: More Hope For The Holidays album in 2010.
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Seattle Symphony, presenting its 108th season, has been under the artistic leadership of Music Director Gerard Schwarz since 1985. Maestro Schwarz has led Seattle Symphony to international prominence, with more than 140 recordings, 12 Grammy nominations, 2 Emmys and numerous awards. Maestro Schwarz celebrates his Farewell Season as Music Director in
2010-2011, after which he will become Conductor Laureate. Newly named Music Director Designate Ludovic Morlot will begin his role as Music Director in the 2011-2012 season. The Orchestra performs in the acoustically superb Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle. The Symphony is internationally recognized for its adventurous programming of contemporary works, its devotion to the classics, and its extensive recording history. From September through July, the Symphony is heard live by more than 315,000 people.
For more information on Seattle Symphony, visit www.seattlesymphony.org.
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SOURCE Columbia Records