Carsie Blanton On 'Song Travels' Blanton sits down with host Michael Feinstein to discuss what makes a song memorable. Blanton performs her own "Smoke Alarm," and Feinstein joins in for the standard "Two Sleepy People."
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Carsie Blanton In The Studio

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Carsie Blanton On 'Song Travels'

Carsie Blanton On 'Song Travels'

Carsie Blanton In The Studio

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Set List

  • Blanton (voice), Feinstein (piano), "Two Sleepy People" (Carmichael, Loesser)
  • Blanton (voice, guitar), "Smoke Alarm" (Blanton)
  • Blanton (voice), Feinstein (piano), "Sweet Lorraine" (Burwell, Parish)
  • Blanton (voice, guitar), "Money In The Bank" (Blanton)
  • Blanton (voice, guitar), "Chicken" (Blanton)
  • Blanton (voice, guitar), "Do You Know What It Means" (Alter, DeLange)
  • Blanton (voice, guitar), "Fat And Happy" (Blanton)
  • Blanton, "I'll Be Seeing You (excerpt)" (Fain, Kahal)

Singer-songwriter Carsie Blanton taught herself to play guitar by listening to the music of Ani DiFranco and Joan Osborne as a teenager, and her musical curiosity has continued throughout her life. Her smoky vocals recall Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, while her wit as a songwriter is in the spirit of Cole Porter.

On this episode of Song Travels, Blanton sits down with host Michael Feinstein to discuss what makes a song memorable. Blanton performs her original song "Smoke Alarm," and Feinstein joins in for the standard "Two Sleepy People."

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