Lowcountry listeners who’ve stumbled across “The Story” and the song’s strident line, “I climbed across the mountaintops,” undoubtedly wondered, “who is that singer?”
Lowcountry listeners who’ve stumbled across “The Story” and the song’s strident line, “I climbed across the mountaintops,” undoubtedly wondered, “who is that singer?” With the self-assuredness, lyrical prowess, and vocal chops of a class act with staying power, Brandi Carlile inhabits a creative space beyond the current pop tarts, living in a parallel universe where authenticity and depth of character rule the charts; in other words, she is an artist coming into her own. Since being brought to the attention of Columbia Records by Dave Matthews in 2003, Carlile has worked with esteemed producers T. Bone Burnett and Rick Rubin, appeared on the venerable Austin City Limit’s stage, and was named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Artists to Watch in 2005.” It would be easy to name her the heir apparent to Sheryl Crow, but this comparison would only tap the surface of the singer’s potential. Carlile’s concert at the Music Farm early this month may just be your last chance to see her scale this mountain before moving on to higher peaks.
Brandi Carlile. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Wednesday, June 9, 8 p.m. $26-$21. (843) 577-6989, www.musicfarm.com