Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician and producer Brandi Carlile is debuting a special new performance video, “Right On Time (Live at The Gorge),” today—watch/share HERE. Filmed last month during Carlile’s show at Washington’s legendary Gorge Amphitheatre, the video also features longtime bandmates Tim Hanseroth (bass, vocals), Phil Hanseroth (guitar, vocals) and Chris Powell (drums), as well as special guest Shooter Jennings on piano.
Of the landmark concert, The Seattle Times praised, “‘Right On Time’ … was already greeted like an old favorite, the crowd howling during those long power notes … Carlile’s two-hour set struck all the right chords,” while The Spokesman Review declared, “a great night that often felt like a gathering of friends and family.”
“Right On Time” is from Carlile’s highly anticipated new studio album, "In These Silent Days," which will be released October 1 on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records (preorder/presave). Inspired by the mining of her own history while writing this year’s No. 1 New York Times Best Selling memoir "Broken Horses (Crown), In These Silent Days" was conceived of while Carlile was quarantined at home with Phil and Tim Hanseroth. The 10 songs chronicle acceptance, faith, loss and love, and channel icons like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Elton John and Joni Mitchell — the latter two who, by some sort of cosmic alignment of the stars, have turned out to be close friends in addition to being her biggest heroes and inspirations.
Released earlier this summer to widespread acclaim, Billboard calls “Right On Time” “gorgeous … [Carlile] has always had a knack for writing emotionally evocative lyrics — and that certainly remains true of her newest single,” while Stereogum declares, “a tremendous lead single” and NPR Music asserts, “Just when we needed her, Brandi Carlile returns.” Watch the single’s official music video directed by Courteney Cox HERE, and listen to a special acoustic version “Right On Time (In Harmony)” HERE.
Recorded once again at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A with producers Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings, the album features Carlile (vocals, guitar, piano), Tim Hanseroth (vocals, bass), Phil Hanseroth (vocals, guitar), Cobb (guitar, percussion) and Jennings (piano, organ, synth), as well as Chris Powell (drums, percussion), Josh Neumann (strings) and special guests Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius on backing vocals on the track “You and Me On The Rock.”
In celebration of the album, Carlile performed select headline shows this year at DC’s Wolf Trap on August 28 and Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre with the Colorado Symphony on September 11 and 12 with more dates to be announced soon. On November 6, Carlile will return to the stage to perform Joni Mitchell’s legendary album "Blue" in full at Carnegie Hall and is set to bring back her wildly successful “Girls Just Wanna Weekend” February 1 to 5, 2022. The sold-out vacation destination event held at Mexico’s Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya will once again feature an all-female-fronted lineup, including performances by Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, Indigo Girls, Lucius, Margo Price, Yola, KT Tunstall, Allison Russell, Amythyst Kiah and Katie Pruitt, as well as special guests. See below for complete tour itinerary.
"In These Silent Days" follows Carlile’s 2018 breakthrough Grammy Award-winning album, "By The Way, I Forgive You," which Rolling Stone declared, “… an Adele-meets Joni Mitchell tour de force.” In the years since — in addition to collaborative projects with The Highwomen, Tanya Tucker, Soundgarden, Alicia Keys, Dolly Parton, Barry Gibb, Leslie Jordan, Brandy Clark and more — she has earned six Grammy Awards recognizing her work as a performer, songwriter and producer, was awarded Billboard’s Women In Music “Trailblazer Award,” CMT’s Next Women of Country “Impact Award,” and received multiple recognitions from the Americana Music Association Honors & Awards, including 2020’s Album of the Year ("Highwomen"), Group of the Year ("The Highwomen") and Song of the Year (“Crowded Table”), and 2019’s Artist of the Year. Carlile is also once again nominated for Artist of the Year and Group of the Year ("The Highwomen") at the 2021 ceremony, to be held in September.
In addition to their work as a band, Carlile and the Hanseroth twins remain committed to social activism and advocacy. Together, they are founders of the Looking Out Foundation, which amplifies the impact of music by empowering those without a voice with varied initiatives, including campaigns focused on Children in Conflict/War Child, The IF Project, Fund Racial Justice and more. To date, they have raised over $2 million for grassroots causes.