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An Evening with Carsie Blanton with Laney Jones
- Friday, April 19, 2019
- The Main Stage
- $15 / $18
- Tickets on Sale Now
- Main Hall Seated - Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner Reservations
New Orleans based Carsie Blanton releases Buck Up on Feb 15, 2019 with a west coast tour with the Wood Brothers. 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.
Laney Jones will open for Carsie
Carsie Blanton · 8:30pm
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. On Feb 15, 2019 Blanton releases Buck Up, 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. The lyrical themes range from temptation in the track “Twister” to the current political climate in the standout “American Kid” to a showcase of Carsie’s cheeky humor in “Mustache” and unabashed sexuality in “Jacket.” Combining the lush arrangements of Motown with the sawtooth edginess of a Tom Waits record, and performed with the charismatic vocals of a jazz chanteuse, Buck Up reveals Carsie’s versatility and voracious musical appetite.
Laney Jones · 8:30pm
"The rise of Laney Jones from hobbyist to full-time professional musician has been something of a marvel. In the astonishing span of only a handful of years – the time most aspirants take to form a solid band – the 24-year-old went from coffeehouse dabbling to Berklee to paid music licensing...Along the way, she's amassed honors in esteemed competitions like the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the NewSong Contest, performed on PBS alongside Alison Krauss, received positive press from publications like No Depression and Rolling Stone ("10 New Artists You Need to Know," February 2016) and gotten music licensed for clients like Pixar, Dreamworks and ABC."^
Now for her self-titled release, out March 11th, she's matured her sound and become more akin to rock-n-roll than the roots music for which she's been primarily known. "Though Jones' aesthetic still warms with vintage radiance, her scope is now notably wider and her attitude more current. A huge bound from her early old-time niche, this prismatic new album – awash in colors of indie, folk, pop and soul – is essentially a series of open doors for her rich voice. And it's airborne with the wingspan of strong pop craft, a skill she's been honing with diligence."^
"On her sophomore record, Laney Jones proves that she is in this for the long haul. She may be young but she questions philosophy with both her lyrics and her music with a sophistication usually reserved for veterans of the industry. Tackling relevant subjects like youth and growing up by mixing Millennial viewpoints with a retro sound, Jones manages to craft an album designed for the past, present, and future.