Carsie Blanton writes anthems for a world worth saving. Inspired by artists including Nina Simone and Randy Newman, her songs encompass a wide range of genres, from sultry pop to punk-tinged Americana. Whether alone with her electric guitar or fronting her “handsome band,” Carsie delivers every song with an equal dose of moxie and mischief, bringing her audience together in joyful celebration of everything worth fighting for.
Of 2019's "Buck Up":
“Buck Up” is a “rallying cry,” says Blanton. “Enough with the sadness and wallowing about America. We have to get people together to make change, even though it’s daunting.” Paraphrasing Tom Waits, she quips, “I hope this album will help to improve the quality of our suffering.”
"I was completely won over by the album full of tough-minded songs written and performed by Carsie Blanton on Buck Up, which I have no doubt is the most underrated album of this year." – Ken Tucker, Fresh Air, Top 10 Albums of 2019 (Dec 2019)