Brandi Carlile Plays Rarities, Guests With Yola & Lucius At Girls Just Wanna Weekend


The second day of Brandi Carlile‘s Girls Just Wanna Weekend 2020 destination event took place on Thursday at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Carlile headlined the main stage action with her full band after making guest appearances with Yola and Lucius.

After storms tore through the resort on Wednesday, the weather was fine on Thursday so Carlile was able to perform on the main stage as opposed to the more intimate lobby where she played with the Hanseroth brothers on the first day of the event. Early risers were able to take part in guided meditation with Sheryl Crow and other activities around the Hard Rock. Jade Bird then played Heaven Beach before a Yola set that saw her joined by Brandi for “Faraway Look.”

Lucius performed on the main stage on Thursday after Patty Griffin and before Brandi Carlile. Brandi sang “Dusty Trails” with Lucius’ Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig as part of a set that also included collaborations with members of Lake Street Dive and a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” At one point, Carlile brought out her nieces who were dressed as Jess and Holly.

Brandi wrapped up the main stage action with a 90-minute set. The performance featured a number of rarities such as “Fall Apart Again” and “Looking Out.” Carlile originally released “Fall Apart Again” on her self-titled 2005 debut studio album and hadn’t sung the song since August 11, 2018 as per Setlist.FM, while “Looking Out” from 2009’s Give Up The Ghost was last played one year prior at the inaugural Girls Just Wanna Weekend. “The Joke” and a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” ended the set ahead of an encore featuring Brandi and the twins at one microphone for “Beginning To Feel The Years” and a “Party Of One” finale.

Watch video of “The Joke” and “The Chain” shared on the event’s official Facebook page:

See fan-shot video captured by Lauren Garner of Yola & Brandi singing “Faraway Look” below:



Brandi Carlile at Hard Rock Hotel

  • Hold Out Your Hand
  • Wherever Is Your Heart
  • My Song / Where the Streets Have No Name
  • Looking Out
  • The Story
  • The Eye
  • The Mother  
  • Fall Apart Again
  • Fulton County Jane Doe
  • A Case of You  
  • The Joke
  • The Chain  
  • Beginning to Feel the Years  
  • Party of One