Carsie Blanton (Full Band Show – Tickets on Sale Soon)
Due to the COVID-19 virus, this show has been rescheduled from April 28 to August 18. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.
Carsie Blanton returns to Natalie’s with a full band, along with special guest Milton. Over the past dozen years, Blanton has been making music that personifies play. Her work has been called “impeccably catchy” by critic Robert Christgau, with musician John Oates admiring her songs’ “sly wit and urbane imagery” that remind him of Cole Porter. She’s toured across America and Europe sharing stages with Madeleine Peyroux, The Weepies, and others. Though based in New Orleans since 2012, the self-described “proud socialist” has been on the road since her teens.
Buck Up, her new studio album, opens with a siren. The warning – or call to (dis)arms – segues into the first notes of “Twister.” Finger snaps alone accompany Blanton’s smoky vocals, before piano, upright bass, cello, trumpet, and drums join the proceedings. You’re immediately drawn in to her riveting tale of natural (and erotic) disaster. Brimming with catchy hooks, sensual vocals, and lyrics boasting a gift for rhyme and meter, Buck Up is Blanton’s melodic mandate for survival following the 2016 presidential election: passion, lust, and humor.
A songwriter’s songwriter, known for his lyric craft, distinctive voice and soulful songs steeped in classic rhythm & blues, pop, jazz, folk, and country, Milton first gained notoriety in his hometown New York City when his song “In The City” became a hit on New York’s WFUV radio. His live performances, which include material from every one of his albums, are praised for their wit, humor, and captivating charm.
Venue: Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza
Date: Tuesday, August 18
Time: 8:00 pm