Brandi Carlile returns to Red Rocks this year, and it might be worth your money

Brandi Carlile will again tour the U.S. this summer, and her tour will again bring her to Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver. While Carlile is a mammoth talent and certainly has enough draw and sway to headline the foothills amphitheatre, many have yet to hear her music, which is fronted by an elegant if fearless voice that is unparalleled in pop music today.

Live review: Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Day 1 featuring Brandi Carlile, Martin Sexton, Anais Mitchell

Under threatening skies, the 21st annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival kicked off Friday in Lyons with the annual songwriter competition. While the clouds provided a welcome respite from the normal baking heat that most festival goers experience during the afternoons, when the rains finally came during the Sweet Honey in the Rock set, it wasn't as much fun, though in true Planet Bluegrass fashion, the crowd simply donned rain ponchos and continued to soak up the music.

Live review: Brandi Carlile @ the Paramount Theatre

[insertReverbPhoto id="88785" photo="10"]Frequent Colorado visitor and singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile swung into the Paramount Theatre on Saturday for a sold-out show. Photo by John Leyba. Occasionally, I like to see a musician fresh, with no expectations, never having heard their music before.