Carsie Blanton writes anthems for a world worth saving. Inspired by artists including Nina Simone and John Prine, Carsie delivers every song with an equal dose of moxie and mischief, bringing her audience together in joyful celebration of everything worth fighting for.
Fiery provocateuse Carsie Blanton - a songwriter who “tackles gender and genre expectations through songs that are smart and funny as they are well-constructed” (Rolling Stone) - released her latest album Love & Rage in April, 2021. Produced by Grammy-nominee Tyler Chester, (Margaret Glaspy, Mandy Moore), this album is the follow-up to her acclaimed 2019 release Buck Up - which NPR’s Fresh Air named its #4 album of the year (right between Billie Eilish and Megan Thee Stallion). Love & Rage features eleven new, original songs concerned with the stark realities of the past year: the consequences of our politics; the precarity of our economics; and our total reliance on each other.
Carsie reflects: “The band and I holed up together and watched a full year of tour dates evaporate. We collected unemployment benefits and threw online Rent Parties. We baked bread and went to protests. We despaired, rallied, raged, and wrote songs. Through it all, we learned to care for each other in a new and deeper way. And we learned that most people, in the stark light of a crisis, are good.”