Music Monday- Brandi Carlile

record I completely remember the first time I heard “The Story” by Brandi Carlile. I immediately went to iTunes and downloaded it and then promptly put it on repeat for more times than I can count. Her voice…well I have no idea who to compare her voice to. But I loved everything about it. I still will put it on repeat quite often cause I find one listen is never enough.

So I was thrilled when the One2One Network contacted me to review Brandi Carlile’s latest album, Give Up the Ghost
(affiliate link). This album totally brought me back to my college days when I listened to Indigo Girls, Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan all day. Not that she necessarily sounds like them, but she has that angst that I loved back then. It isn’t shocking to me that the Indigo Girls are who inspired her to get into music and she works with them on her albums.

The songs go from more acoustically driven ballads to folksy, bluesy rock to almost a little country. The lyrics are amazing and profound and can’t help but get stuck in your head. And I find myself totally hooked again just like I was with “The Story”. It is hard for me to pick a favorite song, but right now I am leaning toward “Pride and Joy.” Check out this album and you will not be disappointed.

*Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review in any way besides being given a copy of the CD from the One2One Network. The opinions regarding the CD are all mine.


  1. I saw her in concert with the Indigo Girls this summer at Meijer Gardens. She was very good. (Oh and then I had to go home and google her because I was inquisitive and nosy.)
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  2. She always shows up on my Pandora playlist.
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  4. loved her when i saw her at FMG – what a cool sound she has!
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  5. Just listened…LOVE IT!!
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