I've been listening to Bear Creek for seven months now, and I still find myself drawn to its resonance -- like somehow I'm listening to an old college friend who's come into her own, thrown her heart upon her sleeve and is sharing important life lessons for the rest of us.
This is the year of Brandi Carlile. Her new CD, Bear Creek, opened high on the music charts. Her tour is a nightly revelation. She just got engaged. It's been a long time since she sold her guitars to buy microphones for her guitarists.