Brandi Carlile - Bear Creek
Brandi Carlile's fourth studio album, 'Bear Creek', features her single 'That Wasn't Me'. The soulful piano-based track showcases the warmth and subtle power of Carlile's vocals.
The song is the cornerstone of an earthy collection that embraces all of her musical influences – folk, pop, country, rock, gospel and blues. From the spirited 'Hard Way Home' and chilling country blues of 'Raise Hell' to the poignant 'Rise Again' and ethereal 'Just Kids', Carlile manages to be at once plainspoken and poetic.
The rich imagery of 'Keep Your Heart Young' evokes childhood dreams with such unerring accuracy it is apt to elicit renewed vows to never grow up while 'Save Part Of Yourself' and '100' wistfully underscore the lifetime impact of a lost love.
Named for the studio where most of the album was recorded – Bear Creek Studios, which is housed in a converted early 20th century barn near Carlile's hometown of Seattle – it features her longtime band mates: Tim and Phil Hanseroth ("The Twins," who co-wrote many of the songs with Carlile and play guitar and bass respectively), drummer/percussionist Allison Miller and cellist Josh Neumann plus Dave Palmer on keyboards and Jeb Bows on violin and mandolin. Drummer Matt Chamberlain guests on several tracks.
Grammy winning engineer/producer/mixer Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, Queens of the Stone Age) and Brandi and The Twins produced the Bear Creek Studios sessions. Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack) and Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Emmylou Harris) produced three tracks at Tragedy/Tragedy Studios in Nashville, TN.
'Bear Creek' follows Carlile's 2011 live album, 'Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony', which the Seattle Times called "breathtaking." It was recorded during the band's sold-out two-night stand at the prestigious venue in November 2010. To date, Carlile has sold over 800,000 albums and has played over 700 live shows.
Her self-titled debut landed her on Rolling Stone's Top 10 list of artists to watch and she has steadily built a loyal fanbase. Her sophomore album, 'The Story', was produced by multiple Grammy winner T Bone Burnett and led to a new fan in Elton John. Elton John then appeared on a track on her 2009 album, 'Give Up the Ghost', which was produced by the legendary Rick Rubin.
Release Date : 04 Jun 2012