Brandi Carlile Treats Stephen To A Little Of Joni Mitchell's "A Case Of You"
Brandi Carlile plays a little Joni Mitchell for Stephen, and hints that he may soon get to see her play Mitchell's legendary "Blue" album in concert. Learn about Brandi's remarkable life and career in her new memoir, "Broken Horses." #Colbert #JoniMitchell #BrandiCarlile
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  • Paul Hershey
    Paul Hershey

    Please don't hate me but if it is not Joni singing her songs, I just don't like the covers of her songs that are being played... it is just not the same, intimate, personal song as written and performed by the genius - Joni Mitchell - in question. And that said, these artists, such as Brandi Carlile here, are all very good... I mean them no disrespect.

  • Glenn Dickson
    Glenn Dickson

    Never.could stand Joni Mitchell's singing so Brandi sounds 100 times better.

  • Check Mate
    Check Mate

    What A Lovely Angel... Why You Always Cryin' Colbert😪😇 Hope I Can Find A Version For Me!❤

  • chris gleason
    chris gleason

    come on now- please do all of Blue for the rest of us sooner than later.

  • james eaton
    james eaton

    Great no opinions from Stephen as only talking to guest

  • Jan Edmunds
    Jan Edmunds

    Chills... thanks. I love Joni. And now Brandi.

  • Patrice NZ
    Patrice NZ

    Holy guacamole. Just amazing. Tears before 7am 😂

  • Kona

    Wow just Wow!

  • PIMI AnimaVDO
    PIMI AnimaVDO

    ok. I just picked up my jaw from the floor... now adding her name to my music back. Nice voice. Very Nice Indeed!

  • Rain9Quinn


  • SupaSoul Productions
    SupaSoul Productions

    I love that she has the Joni vibrato!! So lovely!

  • michelesnyder1

    Several years ago I got the pleasure of hearing Brandi sing this live in concert in Bend, OR. It’s one of my favorite songs of all time and hearing her sing it takes my breath away every single time. What a gift.

  • Nicholas Bogosian
    Nicholas Bogosian

    When I hear this song I hear the beauty of being inside your own skin in life.

  • Lillian Henegar
    Lillian Henegar

    Evidently, I'm not the only person sobbing. The power of beautiful music. Joni is a musician's musician and to hear Brandi sing her music - man o man!

  • Joe Michaud
    Joe Michaud

    Truly one of my favorite artists. The range and raw passion she brings to her songs have me addicted.

  • Rebecca Dolashewich
    Rebecca Dolashewich


  • Amy Elizabeth
    Amy Elizabeth

    Simply exquisite.

  • Steve Janowiak
    Steve Janowiak

    Biden sniffs kids!🤮

  • T Laff
    T Laff

    Absolutely stunning, covered in goose bumps listening to her sing, so beautifully, Joni's timeless song. Thank you, Miss Carlile ❤️❤️❤️

  • blackeyedlily

    A adore the Blue album.

  • MoJaKh

    As a Pakistani that remark by Ronan about getting killed the next morning kinda ticked me the wrong way (cus yes efd up shit happens still in pak. however no its not that. its other assholes there) but dammit Brandi's interview, her amazing personality and that bit she did just melted my heart!! what a human being! I'm in love with this woman and her music..

  • Red Shield
    Red Shield

    Beautiful 😢

  • Fluff, Crunch & Mini
    Fluff, Crunch & Mini

    Sweet lord. Brandi Carlisle

  • Shelly V
    Shelly V


  • Sheila

    I love her voice so much it hurts.

  • Leah Cropp
    Leah Cropp

    So wonderful ♥️

  • Whitney ONeal
    Whitney ONeal

    God that voice!

  • The Progressive Atheist
    The Progressive Atheist

    She looks like Belinda Carlisle even though I know she's not related.

  • Allen Hare
    Allen Hare

    Very Good, Brandi. Thanks for honoring Joni Mitchell.

  • Bryan

    As impressive as Rich Little.

  • FAB4

    Joni Mitchell was born in Alberta, Canada as was fellow Canadian, k.d. lang.

    • James Douglas
      James Douglas


  • Suzanne Brown
    Suzanne Brown

    Brandi is wonderful with a gorgeous voice. She reminds me of Joni Mitchell, whose voice I love and her great songs. ❤️

  • CanWeAllAgree

    I mean, what kind of monster does one have to be to dislike a video this precious?

  • worldismyashtray

    fucking brilliant

  • Bentley B
    Bentley B

    the last concert I saw in 2020 was Yola and Amethyst Kiah at the Neptune Theater in Seattle. Brandi just happened to be in town and opened for both, unannounced. it was a magical night.

  • Diva Love
    Diva Love

    I spent several yrs in music industry as exec w BMG (now Sony BMG) it's been a really long time since sound of an artist's voice stopped me in my tracks and made tears stream down my face...Brandi did this for me all evening. I listened to each song...her voice is so heavy w emotion it made me weep. No wonder Joni loves her. Thank you Stephen Colbert; due to illness, stress and PTSD I've been out of the loop of tenderness but Brandi just doused me w it tonight and it feels really good. Thank you! Xo

  • Rolyat Neek
    Rolyat Neek

    One of my all time favorite Joni songs, and Brandi absolutely nailed it.

  • Kirsten Olsen
    Kirsten Olsen

    The record Blue was playing when I gave birth to our second son. Thank you for this.

  • Barbara Brau
    Barbara Brau

    Thanks Brandi xoxo

  • Monica Simpson
    Monica Simpson

    What a joy, both of you! Thank you!

  • Ro G
    Ro G

    Do yourself a favor and give her song "Sweet Tooth" a listen. And if you are ever feeling like you're at your end and thinking about ending your life, please talk to someone, anyone, seek help and take care of yourself. 🙌🏼🙏🏼

    • AnnaLie Berjamin
      AnnaLie Berjamin

      You mean SUGARTOOTH. 😊✌️

  • Ryders Night
    Ryders Night

    I have a new name for the show. You could call it Traitor talks or late night with a traitor or the something anyways Steven I used to like you then you because a traitor now I was Covid was real so that you could have a triple dose ✌️

    • Kathy KB
      Kathy KB

      Make sense much?

    • Vickie

      If you’re going to bitch, at least make it understandable. 🙄

  • Carroll Bolling
    Carroll Bolling

    Absolutely breathtaking. I thought no one could do Joni Mitchell but Brandi Carlisle soars effortlessly.

  • alec mcelcheran
    alec mcelcheran

    Shivers. Again.

  • Daniel Carey
    Daniel Carey

    How was that NOT recorded???

  • Workingto Seethelight
    Workingto Seethelight

    the tears streaming down my face making every breath break my broken rib - bless ya

  • Cire Dorf
    Cire Dorf

    A ninth grade AV class could do a better show.

  • Nain Aguero
    Nain Aguero

    Welcome back Brandi, man it is great to hear you again, thank you Stephen beautiful treat!

  • Edward Lindon
    Edward Lindon

    Stephen almost held it together. Just a little crack. Personally, I'm a puddle as soon as Brandi starts to sing.

  • Mike Bishop
    Mike Bishop

    Wow wow wow !!! She needs to do a remake of Blue. I’m still remember when it was released in the 70s. Never ages.

  • Great Sajby
    Great Sajby

    I have nothing against the Blue album. It's fantastic. But her TRUE breakthrough was the hat trick of For the Roses--Court and Spark-->Hissing of Summer Lawns, and I'm just wondering why I hear about Blue 100x more often than those other albums.

    • Joanne Soltani
      Joanne Soltani

      And Heijera is another brilliant album! Some critic (in Rolling Stone I believe) declared Blue to be her masterpiece and the reputation stuck.

  • 80sgma


  • Lynn St Laurent
    Lynn St Laurent

    I was just listening to Brandi when I was puttering around in my garage. I just love her voice.

  • Masatoshi Shoji
    Masatoshi Shoji

    I've been waiting for her book coming here in Japan for months. I've been listening to Brandi Carlile every day since I had come to know her in 2019. She is just an incredible person.

  • tiny dancer
    tiny dancer

    I have the chills and tears pouring out of my eyes. That was soooooooo............

  • Ivor Spital
    Ivor Spital

    Shame about the subtitles. It's not difficult!

  • ono 724
    ono 724

    What’s crazy is that I just found out about Brandi Carlile a week ago when I heard her song The mother on the radio. Now I see her on Stephens show. She’s an awesome talent.

  • Barb Klein
    Barb Klein

    I have never even heard of Brandi Carlile but I've got to tell you that she seems to be amazing. :) I am very much looking forward to learning about her and getting some of her albums although I don't know if there called albums anymore! Wow! What a voice! And hearing her sing Joni Mitchell just makes it that much better!

    • Jennifer Berven
      Jennifer Berven

      much of her stuff is on vinyl. also check out the Highwomen

  • Rich Roberts
    Rich Roberts

    Please make your Blue concert into an album.

  • Poon Nate
    Poon Nate

    Yo stop ignore me rude dude bling dude

  • h t
    h t

    Hahahaha was it at "Zebulon RPM." Poor Justin really bit it for all of these assholes. ~~SO MUCH WASTED TALENT~~~

  • paulalancaster1

    I don't know anything about Brandi, but Joni Mitchell is a goddess to me and Blue is a masterpiece I almost wore out on my turntable in '71. I have goose flesh all over now after hearing Brandi CHANNEL Joni (not just 'cover') . Major props to this young lady. WOW.

  • Lobo

    Excellent, Stephen...Now, please bring on the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray & Emily Saliers, and let’s get women’s take on Georgia folk music/activism. Besides, they will both soon be nominated for the American Freedom Medal.🎖 🎖

  • Maureen Young
    Maureen Young

    Brandi is so beautiful!🙏🏼

  • Sam Nelson
    Sam Nelson

    right, as soon as this interview finishes blue is going on the turntable - thank you mum.

  • Carolyn Wilke
    Carolyn Wilke

    I attended the concert at Disney Hall In Los Angeles. It was a magical performance and to actually see Joni Mitchell & Elton John (from where I was sitting) was awesome!

    • Kona

      So awesome I think I would have sold my soul to see that show!

  • Joshua Stephens
    Joshua Stephens

    "A Case of You" has got to be one of the greatest songs of all time right?

  • darfoto


  • David Burgess
    David Burgess

    what is mind blowing is that she performed the entire album live with Joni in the audience!!

    • sarah hanks
      sarah hanks

      @David Burgess yes i guess that exactly right, how are you doing David?

  • Maki Burgess
    Maki Burgess

    Not the best version. Try Joni’s original, or covers by k.d. Lang or Stephen Fearing.

  • Lord Of Linux
    Lord Of Linux

    I'm sensing Melissa Etheridge vibes.

  • Mary Ackerman
    Mary Ackerman

    wow, tears coming

  • Michelle Maloney-Mangold
    Michelle Maloney-Mangold

    This is not the first time Brandi Carlisle made me cry, and it certainly won't be the last. What a special human she is.

    • 90MysteriumFascinans

      It took me by surprise. I don’t know Joni Mitchell or Brandi Carlisle. But hearing her perform that really hit me. I guess I’ll be getting acquainted with both of their music now.

    • John Coffman
      John Coffman

      Wonderful how sometimes music can touch us deeply and we not even knowing why. I had the experience just last night. I was surfing through some songs by The Gathering - a group I discovered a year ago. But it is the music they made between 1995 and 2007 that attracts me. I found a song I hadn't hear called, You Learn About it. I couldn't even make out the lyrics at first. But my eyes welled up with tears. The voice of their lead singer was so plaintive and sympathetic. Reading the words on google was like reading a little poem by e. e. cummings, as if he were a teenage girl experiencing her first heartbreak.

  • Connie Ball
    Connie Ball

    Love Brandi!

  • New Message
    New Message

    I'm not crying, you're crying! Now gimme that box of tissues.

  • Gail Jacobson
    Gail Jacobson

    Sophomore year in college, 1977, the “Blue” on repeat over and over and over on my dorm turntable. Crying over A lost relationship.

  • Mark Verschell
    Mark Verschell

    I have always enjoyed her, and thought she was an extremely talented song writer. But I didn’t seek out her music. Now I have heard her both a Capella and with solo guitar and I was just blown away.

  • Savannah M. Laurentian
    Savannah M. Laurentian

    I love the purity of not having recorded that concert. But in these hard times for many, for those that can't be there, I hope they record it!

  • water cake
    water cake

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  • Katelyn3666

    Ah I can't believe she picked "A Case of you" one of my favorite Joni Mitchell songs. Thank you!

  • BottleAire New! 1/2 Vaxxed!
    BottleAire New! 1/2 Vaxxed!

    👍 Beautiful.

  • Daniel Tomaszewski
    Daniel Tomaszewski


  • Clay Ballard
    Clay Ballard

    I've pulled out my copy of Blue from 50 years ago. I am now awash with tears of nostalgia.

  • Julie Holt
    Julie Holt

    I literally burst into tears. This is pure love and magic.

  • Stephen Millar
    Stephen Millar

    Beautiful, charming, real and unbelievably talented.

  • T A
    T A

    Hmmm She might be the only person I’ve ever heard cover Joni and do her right. 👍🏼✨🎶

    • Gail Jacobson
      Gail Jacobson

      Watch Prince do this song, it’s on ISnets. It’s amazing

  • PeterPunkAss

    She sang this at her concert 2019 madison square garden it was awesome

  • Best Fit Square Channel
    Best Fit Square Channel

    As I pick myself up from my floor... ♥️ 🖖🏽 🤗 .... carry on young woman... carry on.

  • Anthony Salvati
    Anthony Salvati

    Seriously, is there anyone cooler, more real, and more talented than the great Brandi Carlile, just this short little clip showcases everything that makes Brandi so special.

    • Anthony Salvati
      Anthony Salvati

      @Alan Hope and that is relevant because?

    • Alan Hope
      Alan Hope

      Yes. Joni Mitchell, for example. I don't see Joni going on Colbert to sing Brandi Carlile songs.

    • Cire Dorf
      Cire Dorf

  • Lady Craft
    Lady Craft

    One of my favorite Joni Mitchell songs, sung by Brandi Carlile. That was so beautiful it made me cry. Thank you Brandi Carlile. You're awesome. BTW, I've always loved your songs as well.

  • Anwar Khunaizi
    Anwar Khunaizi

    I loved Brandi’s voice. It’s so elegant as she’s singing. Bravo 👏

  • L Uns
    L Uns

    I could not be more in love with brandi carlile.

    • Carol Ann Johnston
      Carol Ann Johnston

      Get in line!

  • El Ram
    El Ram

    Oh wow, she's good, plus her smile and looks are very similar to Natalia Lafourcade's. 😲 Very pretty.

  • Somer Flowers
    Somer Flowers

    Well now I’m crying at 3:42am watching this ❤️🙌🏼 always so soothing to hear her voice.

  • Lwazi M
    Lwazi M

    Damn...that was astonishing

  • Lenny Aronsten
    Lenny Aronsten

    That was so beautiful, thank you Brandi.. I saw Joni live in '83 (Adelaide).. may be a long time before I can get to hear you live.. hopefully sooner than later.. xo

  • Yautja Prime
    Yautja Prime

    Aw she looks like a 7th grader on picture day

    • Vickie

      Haha. That is the best description. 👍

  • Dan Collins
    Dan Collins

    Wow, Joni’s songs aren’t for your average singer. It takes a tremendous range and an artist comfortable with stretching it. Bravo!

    • Kathleen Cunningham
      Kathleen Cunningham

      Brandi hits the notes, & her reverence for Joni is clear, but her voice isn’t as sweet.

    • Suzanne Berry
      Suzanne Berry

      The range is so challenging.

  • ShredderTainment

    My late Papa is smiling upon you now. Joni is his favorite.

  • Rudi Wicomb
    Rudi Wicomb

    Stephen looking a bit teary there. Do they give Emmy's for best guest performance in late night variety show?

    • Marion Halliday
      Marion Halliday

      brilliant idea - they should