May 31, 2006

Brandi Carlile covers Ray LaMontagne

In every way that the Kelly Clarkson cover of Ray LaMontagne turned me off, this does the exact opposite. Brandi Carlile has such a wrenching and soulful voice, and when you combine that with some of my favorite lyrics, the result is incredible. It literally gives me shivers and this is the sixth time through that I have listened to it.

“Yes and try to ignore
All this blood on the floor
Just this heart on my sleeve
that’s bleeding . . .

So kiss him again
Just to prove to me that you can
I will stand here and burn in my skin
I will stand here and burn in my skin”

Burn (Ray LaMontagne cover)” – Brandi Carlile

For the rest of her excellent set a few weeks ago on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, head on over to Sweet Oblivion. Can’t get enough of this gal.


  • When was that? I can’t believe it’s the first time I hear about it. Burn is one of my favorite songs…it’s a great cover.

    Heather… where in the world do you find this stuff?

    Trini — May 31, 2006 @ 4:09 pm

  • wow is that beautiful! mbe is one of the 4 (yes, we counted) things we miss about LA.

    I came here just the other day via clea, by the way… diggin’ it.

    deb in sf — May 31, 2006 @ 4:50 pm

  • who is this gal? really amazing!

    Ekko — June 1, 2006 @ 5:39 pm

  • For more up-to-date info and a great fan community dedicated to the Brandi Carlile Band visit us at – Word on the street is that her first single will get some airplay up to 3 months prior to the album release in April 2007!

    Keep your ears peeled and your eyes open for all things Brandi…this gal (and her counterparts, The Twins) are on their way up, up up!

    Anonymous — December 16, 2006 @ 2:43 pm

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