Brandi Carlile and the Art of Kintsugi

Brandi Carlile and the Art of Kintsugi

05/12/2021Features

I’ve long suspected something about Brandi Carlile, but it wasn’t until I read her new memoir, Broken Horses, that I fully knew it to be true: She is the scrappiest mystic this side of G.I. Gurdjieff, if not Joan of Arc. For the past 13 years, my suspicion was rooted merely in watching her, both up close and from a distance, cast a lasting spell on pretty much everyone who is lucky enough to step into her orbit. Turns out, though, the real magic of her life is explained by numerous inexplicable moments — pivotal, life-defining, soul-stirring moments that definitely count as “mysteries,” with some seemingly coming close to “miracles.”

In Conversation: Valerie June

In Conversation: Valerie June

03/18/2021Interviews

Singer, songwriter, Memphis native, meditator, dancer, dreamer… those are some of the many monikers attached to Valerie June, and yet they all, individually and collectively, fail to capture her truest … Read More

In Conversation: Elizabeth Cook

In Conversation: Elizabeth Cook

01/22/2021Interviews

Back in the early 1970s, the original outlaw country movement started in reaction to Nashville’s lean into formulaic writing and slick production that artists like Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Kris … Read More

Cuts the Deepest: Brandy Clark

Cuts the Deepest: Brandy Clark

12/20/2020Interviews

Since moving to Nashville, Brandy Clark has drawn in millions of listeners across the world with her honest and authentic songwriting. Whether it be when writing for rising star Hailey … Read More