3939 N Mississippi Ave.
[TENDER AND TOUGH] Washington-bred Brandi Carlile has an astonishing penchant for duality. Throughout her folksy, decade-long career, she’s crafted a catalog that is often as saccharine as anything by Patsy Cline while also being as fierce as one would expect from a young talent with little to lose. The quick shift from alt-country rocker to piano-pop star can be startling and somewhat undesirable at times, as her fourth full-length, Bear Creek, might attest, but her searing pipes and exquisite harmonies always bring it home.
Where: Mississippi Studios
Address: 3939 N Mississippi Ave.