Carsie Blanton is a 21st century broad. She's a sassy, sophisticated musician and songwriter who also happens to write about sex, love, and art. Blanton believes that music and sex are inexorably linked together, and she has made it her business to study and contemplate both. |
On June 24th, the New Orleans-based singer-songwriter will release Not Old, Not New, an album of jazz classics from the pre-bebop era. "Most of my songs are about love and lust. The songs on this record, some of them 80 years old, are about the same topics; but approached with a kind of subtlety and restraint that you don't find much of these days. I also wanted to create a mood that fits the songs - sultry but also subtle - so this is a record you can make love to," says Blanton.
Today, PopMatters debuted the debut single, Blanton's version of Cole Porter's "Laziest Gal In Town" and said "Carsie Blanton's sexy, enigmatic vocals are ideally suited to the American popular songbook... She treats each note like another flirtatious look towards the object of her affection as the lazy notes flutter down gently and easy."
Not Old, Not New was recorded in Carsie's adopted hometown of New Orleans, produced by Grammy-winner John Porter (B.B. King, Taj Mahal), and features esteemed New Orleans players like Ellis Marsalis, David Torkanowsky (Irma Thomas), and Neal Caine (Harry Connick Jr.).
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