Brandi Carlile Covers Crosby, Stills, & Nash’s “Helplessly Hoping”

Brandi Carlile Covers Crosby, Stills, & Nash’s “Helplessly Hoping” Live on the Stern Show (2018)

May 2, 2020


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Before covering “Helplessly Hoping” on the Stern Show, Brandi Carlile told Howard about the time she performed it live at one of her shows … that Stephen Stills happened to be at.

Brandi Carlile – The Joke (Official Video)

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Published on Feb 16, 2018

From the album “By The Way, I Forgive You” available now. Directed by Danny Clinch Produced by Lindha Narvaez for MILKT Choreography by Peter Leung Ballet sequence filmed by Middle Table Productions Ballerina is Michaela DePrince Connect with Brandi:


Lyrically, the song uplifts people who struggle to fit the molds made for them by modern society. Carlile said on NPR of the track, “There are so many people feeling misrepresented [today] … So many people feeling unloved. Boys feeling marginalized and forced into these kind of awkward shapes of masculinity that they do or don’t belong in … so many men and boys are trans or disabled or shy. Little girls who got so excited for the last election, and are dealing with the fallout. The song is just for people that feel under-represented, unloved or illegal.”[2]

Brandi Carlile: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Brandi Carlile: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert


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Published on Jul 13, 2012

In the tradition of the best bluesy folk-rock singers who preceded her (think Janis Joplin or Melissa Etheridge, but with less bluster than either), Carlile sings with restrained power and from-the-gut force. Here, she and her band perform three tremendously assured songs from Bear Creek. Set List: “Raise Hell” “That Wasn’t Me” “A Promise To Keep” For more videos and to subscribe to the Tiny Desk Concerts video podcast, visit