went to the Music Mill last night to check out Washington rocker Brandi Carlile. She seems like a high charged, genuine person on stage. Her acoustic stuff is good, but when she and her band all plug in...wow. We'd never really listened to any of her work before but knew we'd get along nicely that night when they covered the Beatles "I've Just Seen a Face". Her vocal distortions are a nice touch. I know her bio talks about growing up on country and elton john in the hills of Washington, but I can tell she was a grunge kid at some point. All the smart ones are!