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1 June 1981, Ravensdale, Washington, USA. This US artist progressed from early 00s independent recording artist to major label status with a series of well-crafted singer-songwriter albums.
Raised in the rural township of Ravensdale, Carlile was inspired as a young girl by country and classic rock records. She began performing on country radio at the age of eight, but it was not until she progressed to rock guitar in her late teens that her own style began to develop. Working the Seattle bar scene with a number of pick-up bands, she formed a rock group with brothers Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth. By this time she had begun to write predominantly on the acoustic guitar, and the trios sound altered accordingly. A series of self-released recordings under her own name followed at the start of the 00s, with the Hanseroths contributing songwriting and musical support. Carlile took the traditional independent artist route by selling the...