Brandi carlile did it Saturday Night Live debuts on Saturday night (October 23), appearing as a musical guest for a season 47 episode of the late night comedy television show. The singer-songwriter offered two songs from her latest album, In these days of silence.
Carlile and his collaborators Phil and Tim Hanseroth, supported by Shooter Jennings on piano and two percussionists, first performed “Broken Horses”, which shares its title with Carlile’s recently published memoir. She, dressed in a shiny golden costume and playing an orange electric guitar, stood in the center of the stage and was flanked by the Hanseroths, who supported her on the harmonies.
For her second performance, Carlile performed “Right on Time”. She started the song on the piano before swapping that instrument for her guitar and swinging with the Hanseroths. She was applauded by the SNL audience for each of the song’s long high notes and were all smiles at the song’s conclusion.
In front of her Saturday Night Live debut, Carlile explained how monumental this moment was for her. On Instagram, the artist shared a photo from a 2018 trip to New York City, for a performance on Late night with Seth Meyers, during which she “accidentally got lost in the SNL studio looking for the bathroom! “
“I saw the stage and it took my breath away … I don’t know why but I always saw it as a definite ‘ok now you are a rockstar’ moment in a person’s musical life … I just HAD to take a photo on the iconic Saturday Night Live scene, ”Carlile wrote in 2018.“ SOME DAY we’ll get there man! Dreams come true every day. “
Carlile paired her throwback photo with a photo of herself from today in the same pose on the SNL scene, taken during the preparation of his performances on Saturday evening:
Ted lasso star Jason Sudeikis hosted on Saturday night SNL episode. It was sort of a homecoming for the actor and comedian, who was hired as a writer for the series in 2003 and was part of the series’ cast from 2005 to 2013.
“I just feel like he’s my people. I couldn’t be happier to be there with him,” Carlile Recount Billboard Sudeikis before Saturday evening. She is a big fan of Ted lasso, and calls it “a really special show.
“I think it really came at the right time when people needed it – they needed to feel good about something,” adds Carlile. “And my wife is British so she is really homesick with all the travel restrictions and everything she has to do on this London tour, via Ted Lasso.”
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