Brandi Carlile And Indigo Girls On World Cafe
Hailing from Washington state, Brandi Carlile began her music career at the age of 8, when her musician mother brought her on stage to sing a Rosanne Cash song. From then on, music was her constant companion, as she taught herself to sing, play the piano and later the guitar. Her latest album, 2009's Give Up the Ghost (produced by Rick Rubin), featured a guest appearance by Elton John and helped earn Carlile the "Breakthrough" artist honor at Seattle's City Of Music Awards. She performed songs from that record on the music-themed Cayamo Cruise, an annual tour through the Eastern Caribbean.
Carlile was joined by the world-famous Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, whose last album, Poseidon and the Bitter Bug, came out on their own record label, IG Recordings, in 2009.
This World Cafe performance originally aired April 29.