Country-rock star Brandi Carlile has been to Radio City Music Hall, but she’s coming home to play the Paramount.
Seattle fans have watched with pleasure and pride as Brandi Carlile, 34, has grown from a promising country kid from Ravensdale (outside Maple Valley) into a full-fledged, mature country-rock artist. Her most recent album, her sixth, “The Firewatcher’s Daughter,” thrust her into the Billboard Top 10 and also earned her performances at Nashville’s fabled Ryman Auditorium and New York’s Radio City Music Hall. With influences that range from Patsy Cline to Elton John — and a little Led Zeppelin for good measure — Carlile has learned to manage a penchant for bombast and aim directly at the heart.
Reviews of the current tour have been breathless, particularly when she and longtime collaborators the Hanseroth twins tackle the spine-tingling, three-part harmonies of “The Eye.” Other songs on her set list include “The Stranger at My Door,” “Mainstream Kid” and — appropriately, given her ’70s influences — Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.”
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16-17, at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $31.25-$71.25 (877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org).