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Ivy Room Presents

Carsie Blanton


Ages 21+
Ivy Room Presents

Partially Seated Show

Carsie Blanton

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"Carsie Blanton bursts with ideas and opinions…. What she is talking about is almost always earthy if not downright down and dirty ... Buck Up is shaping up to be one of my favorite albums of the year.”

— Ken Tucker, FRESH AIR "

…she tackles gender expectations, genre norms, societal expectations and sex through songs that are as smart and funny as they are well-constructed.”


Carsie Blanton has been called many things- a provocateuse, a hedonist, a revolutionary. And though her art reveals itself in many forms, it’s her songwriting that draws people in.

Blanton’s latest, Buck Up, is an album that though born out of disillusionment, insists upon beauty and sheer musical fun. The inspiration for Buck Up struck Carsie, post-election (11/2016) when as she puts it “America broke my heart, and then some scoundrel re-broke it”.

The new album, which features Oliver Wood on the title track, is a collection of narratives flecked with grief but told through Carsie’s infectious swagger and razor sharp wit, buoyed by her silvery vocals.

Currently making her home in New Orleans, Carsie Blanton has always been a little unorthodox. Raised on a commune near Luray, VA, Carsie was unschooled until she left home for Oregon at the age of sixteen when she began songwriting.

Her lifelong love of jazz, Motown, and classic songwriting led to a strict code for what makes a good song: hooks, humor, sex and soul. With an eclectic range of influences and inspiration that includes Fats Waller, Nina Simone, Dolly Parton, Chance The Rapper and Courtney Barnett, Carsie has created a genre-defying sound that matches her singular style.

A prolific creator, Carsie has also gained popularity for her blog, which tackles questions of love, the creative process and sexuality, her captivating music videos, which celebrate women, dance, and the city of New Orleans and her sexy card game, The F’ing Truth, which has been praised by sex columnist Dan Savage.


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