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Brandi Carlile on working with Elton John, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith (audio)

Post by Ernest Jasmin on Oct. 5, 2009 at 6:36 pm with No Comments
October 8, 2009 4:18 pm
Brandi Carlile at the Hard Rock Cafe in La Jolla, Calif., in 2007 (Photo by Fred Greaves/AP).
Brandi Carlile at the Hard Rock Cafe in La Jolla, Calif., in 2007 (Photo by Fred Greaves/AP).

Brandi Carlile’s fans have heard the Maple Valley-based singer-songwriter road test “Dying Day,” “Dreams” and other cuts from her forthcoming, third album for months, most notably during a breathtaking date with Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall last November, my favorite performance of 2008.

And come midnight, they’ll finally be able to get their hands on the recorded versions of those tunes as the Rick Rubin produced “Give Up the Ghost” arrives on iTunes and a record store near you.

Last week, I caught up with her to chat about, among other things, getting to work with one of her idols. I’ll post more clips closer to her Oct. 24 show at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre. But for now click here to hear what she had to say about collaborating with none other than Sir Elton John.