Currently making her home in New Orleans, Carsie Blanton has always been a little unorthodox. Raised on a commune near Luray, VA, Carsie was unschooled until she left home for Oregon at the age of sixteen when she began songwriting. Her lifelong love of jazz, Motown, and classic songwriting led to a strict code for what makes a good song: hooks, humor, sex and soul. With an eclectic range of influences and inspiration that includes Fats Waller, Nina Simone, Dolly Parton, Chance The Rapper and Courtney Barnett, Carsie has created a genre-defying sound that matches her singular style.
A prolific creator, Carsie has also gained popularity for her blog, which tackles questions of love, the creative process and sexuality and her captivating music videos, which celebrate women, dance, and the city of New Orleans. Most recently, Carsie’s song “So Ferocious” was featured in a powerful short film released by Planned Parenthood, which premiered via Glamour.