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Carsie Blanton

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, So Ferocious, is an indie-pop record for smart, ferocious libertines. Blanton shows off her love for her hometown with brass bands and barroom piano, but blends in electronic instrumentation and environmental soundscapes to create an album that is raw and playfully burlesque.

Carsie has also gained popularity for her blog (which tackles questions of love and sexuality) and her music videos (which celebrate female empowerment, dance, and the city of New Orleans). Always happy to defy genre, Carsie is also a socialist, a feminist and game inventor (look out for “The F'ing Truth”: a card game that facilitates talking about sex).

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