Apr
21

Carsie Blanton

The Hamilton Live

Washington, DC

Doors: 6:30PM | Show: 8:00PM

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DOORS  OPEN AT 6:30 PM | SHOW BEGINS AT 8:00 PM

For any wheelchair or ADA needs, please contact the Box Office in advance of the performance at (202)-769-0122.

All tickets are general admission (GA). Seats cannot be reserved in advance. We recommend that you arrive early to secure your favorite seats within your section. You may hold one (1) seat for a friend arriving later. Every guest requires a ticket. 

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Carsie Blanton

“It’s been a long, weird couple of years”, says songwriter Carsie Blanton, “between thepandemic and other disasters, every day brings a new kind of anxiety. We need to findways to remember who we are.”


After keeping her band afloat throughout lockdown with live-streamed ‘Rent Parties’,
going viral with a song memorializing John Prine (Fishin with You), and releasing a
critically acclaimed mid-pandemic album (2021’s Love and Rage, “fighting fascism withbig hooks and an even bigger heart" according to American Songwriter), Blanton maybe the person to help us do that.


“When you spend your time watching the news or social media, people seem cruel andstupid. But I think that by a wide margin, people are good, and want to take care of eachother.”


Yet Blanton’s songs are far from saccharine. She doesn’t shy from vulgarity or politics,
and at a recent live performance, the audience was laughing more often than crying.Songs like Shit List and Dealin’ with the Devil lampooned neo-Nazis and DemocraticSenator Joe Manchin, respectively, while others bordered on the burlesque.


Blanton and her impeccably dressed “Handsome Band” demonstrated musical acumen betraying a long tenure as live performers. Accompanied by Joe Plowman on uprightbass and Patrick Firth on Wurlitzer, her songs meandered from Americana and rock tococktail jazz, Motown, and Elvis-Costello-esque pop punk. Three-part harmoniesthickened the sound of the trio, while kazoos leavened it. Blanton’s years in NewOrleans could be heard not just musically, but in her flair for the macabre. (Blanton grewup in Virginia and currently resides outside of Philadelphia.)


Mid-show, Blanton performed several songs solo, showcasing the stripped-down
arrangements featured on her forthcoming album Body of Work (produced by Grammy-
nominee Tyler Chester).


Despite some bawdy humor and a far-left political bent that some may find unsavory,
the overwhelming message of Blanton’s live show was one of compassion and
humanity. Her opening song, Be Good, invites us to be more like Christ and MLK, whileher encore, All My Love, was dedicated to the healthcare workers, social workers, andteachers who pulled the rest of us through the pandemic (and who are invited to attendher 2022 shows for free).

“We make music because it makes us feel better”, she said near the top of the set. “Weshare it because we want to make you feel better, too.”





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600 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20005

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Carsie Blanton