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    Brandi Carlile - multi artist tribute charity album

    Brandi Carlile's second album (and her breakthrough as a leading force in Alt Country) was The Story, produced by T-Bone Burnett and issued in 2007

    To mark the 10 year anniversary, she will issue a multi-artist album of covers of the original songs. The covers will be performed by artists Brandi calls her "heroes and friends", including some leading names and rising stars of the Roots Country scene, as well as some major figures in general entertainment such as Dolly Parton, Adele, and Pearl Jam.

    The album, called "Cover Stories" will be issued in May. All proceeds will go to War Child UK, a charity that helps children caught up in zones of conflict in the world.

    President Obama (who earlier invited Brandi to the White House during his second term) has written a foreword to the album.

    This is the track list (which mirrors that on the original album), with the artists who sing the new versions. All the songs were written by either Brandi, or the Hanseroth Twins (Phil and Tim), the guitarists and vocalists who've accompanied her since the beginning)

    1. Shovels & Rope – "Late Morning Lullaby"
    2. Dolly Parton – "The Story"
    3. Kris Kristofferson – "Turpentine" *
    4. Old Crow Medicine Show – "My Song"
    5. Jim James – "Wasted"
    6. The Avett Brothers – "Have You Ever"
    7. Anderson East – "Josephine" **
    8. Secret Sisters – "Losing Heart"
    9. Indigo Girls – "Cannonball" ***
    10. TORRES – "Until I Die"
    11. Margo Price – "Downpour"
    12. Ruby Amanfu – "Shadow On The Wall"
    13. Pearl Jam – "Again Today"
    14. Adele – "Hiding My Heart"

    * Chris Stapleton plays guitar on this track
    ** Miranda Lambert sings backing vocals to her boyfriend on this track. She and Brandi are also friends, and Brandi performed at Miranda's ill-fated wedding a few years ago
    *** The Indigo Girls (Amy Ray & Emily Saliers) are among Brandi's earliest supporters, and sung backing vocals on this same track on the original album

    Brandi has posted this message about the album :
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    I know next to nothing about Brandi Carlile, but one of my best friends just got back from Mexico where she attended a 4 day music festival at the Hard Rock Riviera Maya. The Avett Brothers headlined 3 of the 4 nights, but Brandi opened at least one night (maybe more, I forget how the festival works). Anyway, my friend talked about how great Brandi sounded and that she just kept extending her set, because the crowd was wonderful (only about 2600 people I think).
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    This project is now featured on NPR's First Listen, and you can hear the whole album at this link

    First Listen: Adele, Pearl Jam, The Avett Brothers, More Cover Brandi Carlile's 'The Story' : NPR

    If you know Brandi's original album of ten years ago, it's fascinating to compare how the various cover artists interpret each track - but if you don't, it's still interesting to see how these artists approach some strong Alt Country songwriting, in a variety of vocal and instrumental styles.


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