About This Event
Doors: 8 PM
Show: 9 PM
$20 / $25
CARSIE BLANTON is a songwriter with hooks, chutzpah, and revolutionary optimism. Inspired by artists including Nina Simone and John Prine, her music is a jaunt through American popular song, from sultry jazz to pop-punk protest anthems.
Her live shows seek to delight and galvanize, with her Handsome Band serving up juicy three-part harmonies and melodic basslines to drive home each well-crafted refrain. A seasoned performer, she explores the political and the burlesque while bringing her audience together in humor, hope, and camaraderie.Carsie’s forthcoming album, Body of Work, is an intimately-recorded collection of songs from throughout her catalog, produced by Tyler Chester (Madison Cunningham, Andrew Bird) and featuring fan-favorites such as Fishin with You and Smoke Alarm.
BRITTANY ANN TRANBAUGH
Brittany Ann Tranbaugh (pronounced TRAN-baw) is an award-winning singer/songwriter based in Philadelphia, PA. Originally from the Lehigh Valley area in PA, she kicked off her music career as a teenager playing at Godfrey Daniels, one of the country’s only remaining bona fide folk listening rooms. She has since performed all over the US and Canada in theaters, living rooms, basements, bars, coffee shops, backyards, and on festival stages including Firefly and Philly Folk Fest.
Brittany received a 2021 Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for her song "Kiss You" and finalist spots in the Gems in the Rough, Kerrville New Folk, LEAF NewSong competitions. In April 2022, she debuted an EP entitled “Quarter Life Crisis Haircut,” her first official release in over a decade. In this new batch of memorable and thoughtfully crafted songs, she tackles a wide range of topics including her sixth grade queer awakening, an awkward run-in with an old acquaintance, and the impossibility of true folk music authenticity in this day and age. At times witty and sarcastic, at other times heartbreaking and raw, the EP undoubtedly showcases Tranbaugh’s finest work to date.