Winsome Philadelphia-based pop-folk songwriter Carsie Blanton, who takes her musical cues from Nina Simone and Cleo Dark brown just as much as Joni Mitchell or John Prine, already had a unique amount of living in her belt by enough time she released her initial album while even now a teenager. Delivered in 1985, the home-schooled little girl of songwriting latter-day hippie parents was raised on a previous cattle plantation in rural Luray, VA, “working amok” and bathing in the classics of jazz, blues, folk, and R&B. She filtered those noises together to make the record Hush when she was most of 16, the same 12 months she left house for the Western Coastline, settling in Eugene, OR. Ain’t Therefore Green, her 1st studio album, documented back in Virginia, adopted several years later on in 2005. After a short stint in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, she discovered her method to Philadelphia in 2006, where veteran regional folk figurehead Gene Shay required her under his wing, and she became a fixture on the region coffeehouse scene. Since that time, she’s shared phases with famous brands Amos Lee, Joan Armatrading, and Nellie McKay, and backed the Solid wood Brothers on the nationwide tour. An aficionado of classic designs — both sartorial and musical — who hardly ever performs with out a blossom adorning her curly brownish hair, Blanton can be a instructor of golf swing and blues dance.