Brandi Carlile and the Indigo Girls
Tanglewood (297 West St., Lenox, MA 01240)
American singer songwriter Brandi Carlile, known for her strong voice in pop, rock, alternative country and folk performs at Tanglewood with folk rock icons the Indogo Girls.
Carlile performed Right on Time at the Grammy awards on 2022, one of many nominations over the years — she has won three Grammy awards in 2019 for her album By the Way, I Forgive You — Best Americana Album, Best American Roots Performance and Best Roots Songfor ‘The Joke,’ which President Obama included on his favorite song list in 2017.
Carlile is known for her powerful voice and for her activism for causes ranging from spreading awareness for health issues to LGBT rights and the empowerment of women.
Her 2007 single “The Story”, from her album of the same name. In 2017, The Story was awarded Gold status by the RIAA for selling 500,000 copies, and Carlile released Cover Stories with 14 artists covering tracks from the original The Story album, including Adele, Pearl Jam, and Dolly Parton, benefitting War Child UK, a charity organization to benefit children whose lives have been directly affected by war.
She has gone on to co-found Looking Out with Phil Hanseroth, a nonprofit that amplifies the impact of music by empowering those without a voice.
“We band together with fans, nonprofits, and corporations to translate voices of song to voices of action,” she and Hanseroth say. “We are nimble to the ever-changing needs of the human race and adapt to support the diverse demographic we serve. Every campaign we launch is backed by our passionate donors and fans, and $1.50 from every concert ticket sold goes directly toward our efforts. Together, we’re making music mean more.”