Americana stalwart Brandi Carlile took her talents to NYC on July 20 to perform “The Joke” on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Brandi’s performance featured special guest Benicio Bryant, a 13-year-old singer from Washington state who recently made it to the finals of The Voice Kids in Germany.
“Benicio understands this song on a level I can only imagine,” said Brandi. “When he sings it, it comes to life in a new way for me. He won’t be 13 forever and he knows how it ends.”
In addition to being nominated for three Americana Awards—Artist, Album (By The Way, I Forgive You) and Song (“The Joke”) of the Year—Brandi recently announced that she has curated an all-female destination concert vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico, on Jan. 30–Feb. 3 that features Maren Morris, Indigo Girls, Margo Price, Patty Griffin, Lucius, KT Tunstall, The Secret Sisters and Ruby Amanfu.
Watch Brandi and Benicio’s performance below.
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