The Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall welcomes songwriter Carsie Blanton and special guest Edie Carey to the concert hall stage on Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. Inspired by artists such as Nina Simone and John Prine, Blanton’s music is a ride through American popular song, from sultry jazz to pop-punk protest anthems.

Blanton is a songwriter with hooks, sass and revolutionary optimism. His concerts with his Handsome Band – Joe Plowman on double bass and Patrick Firth on Wurlitzer – seek to delight and galvanize, and his songs meander from Americana and rock to cocktail jazz, Motown and Elvis-Costello-esque pop punk. The band features juicy three-part harmonies and melodic basslines to drive home each well-crafted chorus.

Blanton explores the political and the burlesque while bringing his audience together in humor, hope and camaraderie. His next album, body of work, is a collection of intimately recorded songs and features fan favorites such as “Fishin’ with You” and “Smoke Alarm”. NPR’a Fresh Air says, “Carsie Blanton is one of those hard-headed, open-hearted protesters who can make revolution desirable for your body, even if your mind wants to resist it.”

After keeping his band afloat throughout lockdown with live-streamed ‘Rent Parties’, went viral with a song commemorating John Prine (‘Fishin’ with You’) and released his critically acclaimed mid-pandemic album love and rage, The live performance of Blanton and his impeccably dressed band is a spectacle of compassion and humanity. His opening song, Be wise, invites us to be more like Christ and MLK, while his reminder, All my Love, is dedicated to the healthcare workers, social workers and teachers who have helped us all through the pandemic.

Tickets cost $35 and $25 and are available online at or by phone at 970-247-7657. Ticket prices displayed include applicable service charges. All sales final.

The Community Concert Hall is a non-profit, multi-purpose performance venue located on the campus of Fort Lewis College. Its ability to provide a wide range of entertainment in southwestern Colorado is made possible through a partnership with the college, an independent, state-supported institution of higher education, and financial and in-kind contributions from generous members. from the community.

Denise Leslie

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