Brandi Carlile got a good education from the high-profile producers T Bone Burnett and Rick Rubin who helmed her previous releases. “I would liken working with A-list producers to going to college,” she says. “You don’t want to be a perpetual student. At some point, you need to apply your knowledge.” So for Bear Creek, Carlile was determined to take the wheel. She chose a studio environment closer – both physically and in spirit – to her own rural home. In fact, the new album is named for that studio, Bear Creek, a converted turn-of-the-century barn nestled among the tall trees of Woodinville, Washington. “Bear Creek is very similar to home," says Carlile "musically, you’d be amazed at how you act when you feel at home.”
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Brandi Carlile headlines at the Music Hall in Tarrytown on July 2, and opens for Dave Matthews Band at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on July 3.