Carsie Blanton
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Carsie Blanton

Next Stage presents Carsie Blanton plus Milton on May 9

PUTNEY-Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present singer-songwriter Carsie Blanton and her Handsome Band, plus fellow singer-songwriter Milton at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, on Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m.

Blanton has been described as a songwriter with "hooks, chutzpah, and revolutionary optimism," say organizers in a news release. Inspired by artist-activists including Nina Simone and Woody Guthrie, her catalog includes American popular song from folk and swing to pop-punk protest anthems.

Her "unique mix of hook-driven pop sensibility, political satire, and heartfelt authenticity has brought her a small menagerie of viral hits," including "Rich People," "Shit List," and 2020's tribute to John Prine, "Fishin' with You." Her latest album, After the Revolution, produced by Grammy-winner Tyler Chester, was released in March.

Blanton's live shows, solo or with her Handsome Band, explore the political as well as the burlesque.

Milton is known for his "lyric craft, distinctive voice, and soulful songs steeped in classic rhythm & blues, pop, jazz, folk and country music," say organizers.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and $10 for access to the livestream. Advance tickets are available at Next Stage will provide a beer, wine, and cocktail cash bar. For information, call 802-387-0102.

This Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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