Brandi Carlile Discusses New Book & Sings Joni Mitchell Song On ‘Colbert’
Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile returned to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday. Carlile discussed her new memoir and covered a bit of Joni Mitchell‘s “A Case Of You” as part of her appearance.
Brandi’s remote chat with Stephen Colbert came on the same day her memoir, Broken Horses, was released. The six-time Grammy winner began by talking about her friendship with John Prine, who died one year ago today. “Being friends with John Prine was like being friends with a prophet who makes you laugh as well as foretelling the human future,” Carlile said of Prine.
The pair then discussed Broken Horses. Brandi recalled the origins of the memoir and told a story of being denied baptism by her pastor because she’s gay. “It just turned into this movie of me running out of the church in front of everybody that I loved and being really humiliated, but I don’t think I ever really felt accepted by any of those people until that moment so really beautiful things came from that trauma and I’ve been able to hold onto and maintain my faith in spite of and maybe because of that day,” Carlile revealed.
Colbert went on to ask Carlile about a 2019 concert in which she performed Joni Mitchell’s Blue album. Brandi met Joni that night and shared memories of the experience. Carlile performed a taste of Blue track “A Case Of You” by Stephen’s request and revealed she plans to play the album once again in the future.
Watch Brandi Carlile’s appearance on Colbert below: