On the personal invitation from President Obama, Brandi Carlile will join Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, Gloria Estefan, Andra Day, Nas, The National, Francis & the Lights, Chance the Rapper and more for a special concert and community event tonight at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena. The event, which concludes the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit, will be live-streamed via obama.org starting at 8:30pm CT.
Tonight’s concert caps off a seminal year for the Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and performer. In May, Carlile released Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of the Story (An Album to Benefit War Child), which features 14 artists covering the songs on Carlile’s breakthrough album The Story with all proceeds benefiting War Child. Artists included on the acclaimed project, which Rolling Stone calls, “tender and powerful,” include Dolly Parton, Adele, Pearl Jam, Kris Kristofferson, The Avett Brothers, Margo Price and Jim James as well as a forward written by President Obama. More details can be found here.
Carlile’s anticipated new album will be released in early 2018. More details to be announced very soon.