Carsie Blanton performs in Putney on April 30

PUTNEY — Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present singer-songwriters Carsie Blanton and her quartet, plus Brittany Ann Tranbaugh, at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, on Sunday, April 30, at 7 p.m.

Carsie Blanton “writes anthems for a world worth saving,” say organizers. “Inspired by artists including Nina Simone and Randy Newman, her songs encompass a range of genres, from sultry pop to punk-tinged Americana.

“Whether alone with her electric guitar or fronting her 'handsome band,' Blanton delivers every song with an equal dose of moxie and mischief, bringing her audience together in joyful celebration of everything worth fighting for,” states a news release.

Since releasing her first album in 2002, Blanton has recorded seven more, appeared on NPR's Mountain Stage, and has shared the stage with the likes of Paul Simon, The Weepies, and Shawn Colvin. In February 2011, she toured with Anais Mitchell's Hadestown, playing the role of Head Fate.

“Fragile and strong, with lush and cheerful arrangements infused with jazz elements, Blanton's latest album, Love and Rage, is a reminder that the fight for racial and gender equity can - and should -have joyous moments,” say organizers.

Brittany Ann Tranbaugh's first EP Quarter Life Crisis Haircut features her 2022 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Song of the Year winner Kiss You. In the last year, Tranbaugh has quit her office job to pursue a full-time music career, “establishing herself as local favorite in the Philadelphia music scene,” and recording a second EP, Comets, to be released this fall, according to the news release.

Tickets are $22 advance, $25 at the door, $10 virtual. For information, call 802-387-0102. Advance tickets are available at Next Stage will provide a beer, wine, and cocktail cash bar.

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