Deb Talan (of The Weepies)

Deb Talan (of The Weepies)

Carsie Blanton

Thursday, April 13th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$25 Advance/$27 Door

All tickets are subject to a $4 facility fee.

Carsie Blanton
Carsie Blanton
“Her smoky vocals recall Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, while her wit as a songwriter is in the spirit of Cole Porter.” NPR
“impeccably catchy collection of coy songs about her sexual peccadillos” Robert Chrisgau

New Orleans based singer-songwriter Carsie Blanton has always been a little unorthodox. Raised on a commune in rural Virginia, Carsie never went to high school but was "unschooled” at home, until she left for the Oregon coast at the age of sixteen. She grew up listening to artists like Leonard Cohen and John Prine, and began taking piano lessons at age six. As Lilith Fair-era singer-songwriters like Sheryl Crow and Ani DiFranco emerged during her pre-teens, Carsie ditched the keys for a guitar and began writing songs. Before long, her voracious musical appetite led her to a lifelong love of jazz (Billie Holiday and Nina Simone), Motown (the Supremes and Sam Cooke), and songwriters from Duke Ellington to Tom Waits.

Carsie's latest release, So Ferocious, is a playful indie-pop record for smart, ferocious libertines. Blanton shows off her love for her hometown of New Orleans with brass bands and barroom piano, but blends in electronic instrumentation and environmental soundscapes to create an album that is both raw and playfully burlesque.

In addition to her music, Carsie has gained popularity for her blog (which tackles questions of love and sexuality) her music videos (which celebrate female empowerment, dance, and the city of New Orleans) and her card game, The F’ing Truth which has been featured on such podcasts as Dan Savage’s Savage Love, The Guys We Fucked and John Hodgman’s Judge John Hodgman.

Always happy to defy genre, Carsie is also a socialist, a feminist.
Carsie has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe, as a headliner and as support for Paul Simon, The Wood Brothers, The Weepies, Shawn Colvin, Marc Broussard and many more.