Madeleine Peyroux (5/12/18)

Madeleine Peyroux (5/12/18)

Carsie Blanton

Saturday, May 12th

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

$45 ADV / $49 DOOR ; $60 Premium (plus fees)

  • Premium Tickets are for seating in the front, center section between the stage and the soundboard. Seating within the Premium section is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • General Admission Tickets are for first-come, first-served seating in all other sections of the listening room.
  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Madeleine Peyroux
Madeleine Peyroux
Madeleine Peyroux, whose voice has often been compared to that of Billie Holiday’s, is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter with a nearly 20 year career. She has continued her musical journey of exploring beyond the ordinary with "Secular Hymns", a spirited and soulful masterwork of loping, skipping, sassy, feisty and sexy tunes delivered in a captivating mélange of funk, blues and jazz.
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.