Buck Up

by Carsie Blanton

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Rule was excited to discover Carsie's joyous exuberant wise tracks. She has things to say, and says them while making you bop along. She is a warrior Favorite track: American Kid.
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Pinkie B Carsie, I can't pick my favorite! You speak to me on so many levels my head spins. I'm glad to know you exist. Keep singing and never be silent.
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CV Perfectly balanced sense of what's important and what's so important that you just have to joke about it... not to mention the infectious music and fab voice! Favorite track: Bed.
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John Ryan Great set at Fox River House in Appleton for Mile of Music.
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Twister 03:37
That Boy 02:48
Jacket 02:29
American Kid 03:15
Bed 03:28
Harbor 03:04
Desire 03:19
Mustache 02:32
Battle 02:41
Buck Up 03:05


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released February 15, 2019

Produced by Pete Donnelly and Carsie Blanton. All songs written by Carsie Blanton, except “Mustache” written by Carsie Blanton/Joe Plowman, “Battle” and “Buck Up” written by Carsie Blanton/Ric Robertson. “Buck Up” heavily inspired by the work of John Prine (John, you can have a writing credit if you want one).

Engineered and mixed by Pete Donnelly at Westmont Station Recording Studio in Haddon Township, NJ. Some bass and vocal tracks engineered by Patrick Firth at The Patty-O in Queens, NY. Mastered by Jim Salamone at Cambridge Sound Studios in Philadelphia, PA.

Cover paintings by Marshall Blevins, album art design by Tilke Elkins.

Carsie Blanton: vocals, guitar, toy piano, percussion
Pete Donnelly: guitar, backing vocals, keys, drums, percussion
Patrick Firth: keyboards, piano, backing vocals
Nicholas Falk: drums, percussion, banjo, backing vocals
Joe Plowman: bass, banjo, backing vocals, some keys, string arrangements on “Harbor” and “Desire”

Erin Busch: cello
Matt Cappy: trumpet
Zach Jones: drums and backing vocals
Oliver Wood: guitars and vocals on “Buck Up”.
Ambient sounds gathered by Carsie in New Orleans, LA.

All my patrons for funding this record. Amy O’Leary, Brad Blanton, Elijah Blanton, Jon Darvill, Lori Peters, and Bill Eib for helping me buck up. Ric Robertson for the legos and other inspirations. And to my creative family: Joe, Pete, Pat and Nick, Milton, Tilke, Oliver and Rebecca Wood, Chris Wood, Chris Kasper, Andrew Rozario, Devon Sproule and Paul Curreri, The Watermelon, and the city of New Orleans.

Fuck fascism.


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Carsie Blanton New Orleans, Louisiana

Carsie Blanton writes anthems for a world worth saving. Whether alone with her electric guitar or fronting her four-piece “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. ... more


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