Brandi Carlile on SNL | still from video
Watch Brandi Carlile bring ‘In These Silent Days’ to SNL
Singer-songwriter and XPN favorite Brandi Carlile was the musical guest on last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live.
Backed as always by Tim Hanseroth on guitar, Phil Hanseroth on bass, and drummer Chris Powell, Carlile opened with “Broken Horses,” a vibrant rocker from her new album Right On Time, and for her second song, she laid on the drama (and worked her impressive vocal chops) for a soaring performance of the album’s lead single “Right On Time.”
In These Silent Days is out now, as is Carlile’s memoir Broken Horses. You can find both of them here. Carlile’s next big gig is at Carnegie Hall in New York, playing Joni Mitchell’s classic Blue on Saturday, November 6th, followed by the return of her Girls Just Wanna weekend in Riverera Maya, Mexico in February. Both are sold out, though a full tour will hopefully happen soon — Brandi posted on Twitter that a big announcement is coming Monday.