Premieres Friday, August 3 at 10:00 PM EST on PBS
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The Caverns, one of Tennessee’s most uniquely spectacular music venues, will present Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and performer Brandi Carlile in her first hour-long national PBS special.
Described as “an Adele-meets-Joni Mitchell tour de force” by Rolling Stone, Carlile commands a fast-growing and devoted following spanning genres and generations. On an April night on the Cumberland Plateau, 1,000 of her luckiest fans became part of a concert experience that no one in The Caverns, including the night’s star herself, will not soon forget.
Carlile happily shares the spotlight with The Caverns and its combination of stunning natural beauty and crystalline acoustics, a natural sound she had long heard in her head. “It was really incredible after 15 years of trying to re-create that sound in the studio … to hear it occur naturally in The Caverns,” she said.
Carlile, playing guitar and piano, is backed by her ace band featuring her longtime musical partners, the Hanseroth Twins — Phil on bass and Tim on guitar. The group is augmented by a lush string section, bringing greater depth and nuance to new and classic material alike, including a cover of Elton John’s “Madman Across the Water.”
Throughout her performance, Carlile shares deeply personal stories of parenting, marriage, divorce, religion, love and loss — stories of forgiveness and reconciliation, fashioned from and for our time.
Self-taught, Washington-raised and nominated for three 2018 Americana Music Awards, Carlile is identified not only for her powerful writing and music, but also for her activism, advocacy and humanitarian work.
• Every Time I Hear That Song
• The Eye
• The Mother
• The Joke
• Have You Ever
• Madman Across The Water
• The Story
• Whatever You Do
• Party of One
• Hold Out Your Hand