Brandi Carlile Teams With Jim James & Darlingside To Honor Aretha Franklin In Los Angeles

By Jeffrey Greenblatt Aug 19, 2018 10:26 am PDT

On Friday night Brandi Carlile was in Los Angeles for a headlining gig at the famed Greek Theatre. The singer-songwriter who is touring in support of By the Way, I Forgive You, delivered a career-spanning show that also featured a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin with the help of some special guests during her encore.

Carlile got her evening underway in the City of Angels with “Every Time I Hear That Song” from her most recent studio effort. The majority of her 15-song main set would lean heavy on that record as she delivered nine tracks from it including “The Mother,” “Sugartooth,” “Fulton County Jane Doe” and “Whatever You Do.” Towards the end of her set, Carlile showed off her range on back-to-back covers. First up she featured her folkie-side with a take on Joni Mitchell’s “A Case Of You.” Carlile then got showcase her rockstar powerhouse vocals with Led Zeppelin’s interpretation of “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You.”

Earlier in the day, Carlile teased on Twitter that she would be joined by a special guest or two. During her main set, she was joined by outlaw country singer Shooter Jennings, who co-produced her latest album, for a handful of tunes. Her second surprise of the night came during her encore as My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James emerged along with Darlingside, who had opened the night. With a stage full of musicians Carlile acknowledged the passing Aretha Franklin before they offered up a two-song tribute to the Queen Of Soul. First up Carlile and James shared vocals on “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” from Franklin’s 1967 release I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You. The ad-hoc ensemble then collaborated on Franklin’s signature tune offering up a take on “Respect.”

Watch fan-shot video of the tribute to Aretha Franklin and more from Friday night’s show below:

[Do Right Woman, Do Right Man | Captured by AnnaLie Berjamin]

[Respect | Captured by AnnaLie Berjamin]

[A Case Of You | Captured by AnnaLie Berjamin]

[Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You | Captured by Barry King]

[The Joke w. Shooter Jennings | Captured by Barry King]

[Sugartooth | Captured by Barry King]


Brandi Carlile at Greek Theatre

  • Every Time I Hear That Song
  • Raise Hell
  • Harder to Forgive
  • The Eye
  • The Mother
  • The Joke
  • Mainstream Kid
  • Sugartooth
  • Dreams
  • Fulton County Jane Doe
  • A Case of You  
  • Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You  
  • The Story
  • Whatever You Do
  • Party of One
  • Do Right Woman, Do Right Man  
  • Respect  
  • Hold Out Your Hand

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