Carlile's alternative country-infused rock and roll stylings gave her live performance an edge that is both unique and unforgettable.
Her vocal prowess is undeniable in a live setting, the capability and range in her voice rivalled only by its durability and consistency. Even in the midst of aggressive guitar playing or in the aftermath of a challenging vocal run, Carlile stays on point and makes it look easy. She was accompanied by twins Tim and Phil Hanseroth on acoustic guitar and bass, who helped deliver a set will be ringing through the ears of all attendees for days to come.
The flow of the performance was natural and organic, with seamless song-to-song transitions that allowed each tune to build up from the one before. She drew from older songs, as well as newer tracks like "Wherever Is Your Heart," — and, of course, included some covers as well. She gave her take on John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads," and closed with Led Zeppelin's "Going to California," before exiting the stage — for many, much too early.