Brandi Carlile’s Smokin’ Hot Show Thrills Detroit Crowd
Creaking doors, sounds of the wind and that eery sound of “Johnny Comes Marching Home,” Brandi Carlile kicked off her 2 hour plus set at Royal Oak Music Theatre, in Royal Oak Michigan (suburb of Detroit). With a set heavy on songs from her new release Firewatcher’s Daughter you could feel the passion and soul come out of Carlile and The Twins. After getting the crowd fired up with “Firewatcher’s Daughter,” she immediately went into “The Story,” which was a surprise hearing so soon in the set, but soon after you realized this wasn’t going to be just any Brandi Carlile show.
Not three songs into the show she called an audible and said “hell this isn’t on the set list, but I want to play the song, and I can feel you guys wanting to hear this song,” and then commenced to launch into a soaring version of “Again Today.” Carlile then took to the piano and told the story of addiction with “That Wasn’t Me.”
This show had to have been one of the loudest, rowdiest shows on record. The Detroit crowd feed Brandi and The Twins and she gave it back thirty fold with sonically epic versions of “The Things I Regret,” That Year,” and “I Belong to You.” The moment that will be remembered will be the vocals on “Turpentine,” channeling her inner operatic road house soul singing, the crowd ate it up and about blew the roof off the joint.
With the final chords of “Pride and Joy,” echoing through the theatre, Brandi Carlile proved yet again to be one of this generations great vocalists.
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