American Songwriter Premieres Carsie Blanton’s Not Old, Not New Out June 24

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American Songwriter Premieres
Carsie Blanton’s Not Old, Not New
Out June 24
 
National US Tour Underway
On June 24th, the sassy, sophisicated New Orleans-based singer-songwriter Carise Blanton will release her new album Not Old, Not New. The album is a collection of classic American songs from the pre-bebop era that Blanton calls “some of the best songs ever written.” 
 
Not Old, Not New recalls a time in American pop music history when jazz was at the forefront. Blanton explains that “There was a time when jazz music wasn’t just for geeks and old people. I’m making this record because jazz is for everybody.”
 
Today, American Songwriter debuted the full album on their website which you can listen to HERE.
 
Not Old, Not New was recorded in Carsie’s adopted hometown of New Orleans, produced by Grammy-winner John Porter (B.B. King, Taj Mahal), and features esteemed New Orleans players like Ellis Marsalis, David Torkanowsky (Irma Thomas), and Neal Caine (Harry Connick Jr.).
 
PopMatters debuted the album’s first single, Blanton’s version of Cole Porter’s “Laziest Gal In Town,” and said “Carsie Blanton’s sexy, enigmatic vocals are ideally suited to the American popular songbook… She treats each note like another flirtatious look towards the object of her affection as the lazy notes flutter down gently and easy.”
 
Blanton was recently featured in a Q&A with Classicalite who called her a “young lioness… that channels some of the greatest female singers, be they elder stateswomen such as Billie Holiday and Nina Simone or contemporaries like Norah Jones.”
 
USA Today featured her version of the 1935 song “You’re A Heavenly Thing” and said Not Old, Not New could “double as Jazz 101.” Writing in AXS.com, Carol Banks Weber said “Not Old, Not New doesn’t sound ancient at all, because Blanton doesn’t treat them as museum pieces. She gets down into the melodic meat of the songs.”
 

US Tour Dates:
 
6/19: Austin, TX – The Listening Room
6/20: Dallas, TX – The Kessler
6/23: Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe
6/25: San Francisco, CA – In-Store @ Good Vibrations, Valencia Street Location
6/25: San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah
6/27: Eugene, OR – Blairalley Arcade
6/28: Portland, OR – Redeemer Lutheran Church
6/29: Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater
7/2: Minneapolis, MN – Ice House
7/3: Madison, WI – UW Terrace
7/5: Clarks Grove, MN – Geneva Lake Jam
7/7: Chicago, IL – At North
7/8: Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
7/9: Williamsport, PA – Bullfrog Brewery
7/10: Bloomsburg, PA – Turkey Hill Brewing Co. 
7/11: Pelham, NY – Rockwells
7/13: New York, NY – Rockwood 3
7/15: Aurora, NY – 189 Public House
7/17: Portsmouth, NH – Press Room
7/18: Cambridge, MA – Club Passim
7/19: Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music Hall
7/20: Washington, DC – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
 
Track List:
 
1) Azalea (Duke Ellington)
2) Laziest Gal In Town (Cole Porter)
3) You’re a Heavenly Thing (Jack Little/Joe Young)
4) Two Sleepy People (Hoagy Carmichael/Frank Loesser)
5) You Don’t Know What Love Is (Gene de Paul/Don Raye)
6) What Is This Thing Called Love? (Cole Porter)
7) Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? (Eddie Delange/Louis Alter)
8) Seet Lorraine (Cliff Burwell/Mitchell Parish)
9) Don’t Come Too Soon (Julia Lee)
10) I’ll Be Seeing You (Irving Kahal/Sammy Fain)
11) Not Old, Not New (Carsie Blanton)
 
 
Pre-order Not Old, Not New here: http://bit.ly/1mcVGah
 
Carsie Blanton is available for interviews and performances. For more information, and to request a download link or physical copy of Not Old, Not New, please contact:
 
Joe Sivick ([email protected])
Michael Krumper ([email protected])
at Missing Piece Group (862) 234-0801
Missing Piece Group
45 Academy Street
Ste# 307
Newark, NJ
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