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POSTPONED (New Date TBD): Carsie Blanton
August 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
21+ _ Tickets: $25 _ 7:30p
This is the rescheduled show that was originally planned for March 19th. All tickets purchased for the show scheduled in March will be honored for this show.
Carsie writes anthems for a new generation of playful revolutionaries. Inspired by artists including Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Dolly Parton, and Mae West, her songs encompass a wide range of genres, from sultry pop to punk-tinged Americana
Here’s what you ought to know about me. First off, I love songs. I love pop songs, folk songs, jazz, soul, and rock songs. I write whatever kind of song gets my point across most clearly. My point, usually, is about the miraculous, ridiculous, confusing joy of being alive.
I love American pop music from every decade (Louis Armstrong to Beyonce), any folk music with guts (Nick Lowe, Patty Griffin), and just about anything that swings, grooves, or rocks (Billie Holiday, The Band, Donny Hathaway, Elvis Costello). Contenders for my favorite song of all time include “Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans?”, “Suzanne”, and “F**k You”.
I believe that music is magic, and everybody needs it. That’s why I give mine away.
I live in a pink house in New Orleans. I’ve got two dogs and a studio out back called The Watermelon. I grew up on a defunct cattle farm in Luray, Virginia. At sixteen I fled the coop to Eugene, Oregon. I cut my musical teeth in Philadelphia. I’ve played shows in most of North America and Europe, and soon, Australia. I’ve toured with Paul Simon, The Wood Brothers, and The Weepies. I ran a crazy-successful Kickstarter campaign. I’m an unschooler, a sex blogger, and a Lindy Hopper. I find four-leaf-clovers.
If I died, and somebody came up to me in the afterlife and said, “What were the best parts?”, I’d have to say songs, sex, creativity, raw oysters, bravery, small children, and the feeling you get when somebody is utterly in tune with you, like the same spirit is kissing both your faces.
A song can be best attested for, not by catchy words & phrase, but more so by association.
Chris Kasper has kept good company opening for, lyric-tossing & sitting in with the likes of Amos Lee, The Wood Brothers, and G Love. They hand-picked him out of a sea of songwriters to support multiple country-wide tours since 2013, when he released Bagabones.
His music sips from the cool and refreshing waters of soulful songwriters, old bluesmen, sonic architects, fine poetry & a well-traveled spirit.