June 9: Brandi Carlile at the Lincoln Theater

You’d be hard-pressed to find many lines on Brandi Carlile’s face, and yet the lines on the fresh-skinned young singer provide the jump-off for her biggest hit, “The Story.” “All of these lines across my face,” she sings, eruptively and with an otherworldly crack in her voice, “tell you the story of who I am.” That incredible split-second vocal crack, and not the imagined wrinkles around her eyes, tells the true story of Carlile, a talented songwriter with an unswerving knack for emotional wallop who had the good fortune of blowing away Dave Matthews at the Sasquatch Music Festival in Washington and hooking up with producer T-Bone Burnett. Even those unfamiliar with Carlile’s name have probably heard her music. Grey’s Anatomy has featured her repeatedly, and television commercials have used “The Story” to sell cars and beer to fast-driving, gut-bulging guys. Carlile, a lesbian, is having a good laugh, enjoying sold-out shows and planning her follow-up album after winning over crowds on the Indigo Girls’ latest tour. She appears on Tuesday, June 9, at the Lincoln Theater. 100 California Drive, Yountville. 7pm. $26–$36. 707.944.1300.Gabe Meline