A week and a half ago, my wife and I went to see Brandi Carlile at the Taft Theater in Cincinnati, along with two of my co-workers who are in a local band togther and their respective spouses.

I’ve blogged about Brandi before – I think she’s a fantastic singer and songwriter. So I  went into the show expecting great things. She far exceeded those expectations. The concert was off-the-charts great. Brandi and her band—especially twin brothers Phil and Tim Hanseroth—are simply amazing. And you probably won’t see too many artists go from piano ballads to raging rockers, and cover artists like The Avett Brothers, Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin.

If you get a chance to see Brandi on tour, by all means, don’t walk, run. If not, this will give you a feel for what she can do in concert.