Carsie Blanton

Carsie Blanton

Rachel Ries, Sidecar Social Club

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

Off Sale

Carsie Blanton
Carsie Blanton
For fans of: Wood Brothers, Patty Griffin, Nick Lowe

Here's what you ought to know about me. First off, I love songs. I love pop songs, folk songs, jazz, soul, and rock songs. I write whatever kind of song gets my point across most clearly. My point, usually, is about the miraculous, ridiculous, confusing joy of being alive.

I love American pop music from every decade (Louis Armstrong to Beyonce), any folk music with guts (Nick Lowe, Patty Griffin), and just about anything that swings, grooves, or rocks (Billie Holiday, The Band, Donny Hathaway, Elvis Costello). Contenders for my favorite song of all time include "Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans?", "Suzanne", and "F**k You".

I believe that music is magic, and everybody needs it. That's why I give mine away.

I live in a pink house in New Orleans. I've got two dogs and a studio out back called The Watermelon. I grew up on a defunct cattle farm in Luray, Virginia. At sixteen I fled the coop to Eugene, Oregon. I cut my musical teeth in Philadelphia. I've played shows in most of North America and Europe, and soon, Australia. I've toured with Paul Simon, The Wood Brothers, and The Weepies. I ran a crazy-successful Kickstarter campaign. I'm an unschooler, a sex blogger, and a Lindy Hopper. I find four-leaf-clovers.

If I died, and somebody came up to me in the afterlife and said, "What were the best parts?", I'd have to say songs, sex, creativity, raw oysters, bravery, small children, and the feeling you get when somebody is utterly in tune with you, like the same spirit is kissing both your faces.
Rachel Ries
Rachel Ries
Rachel Ries crafts sly and compassionate songs for the crooked hearted. With an electric guitar, clear voice and steady hand, she pulls the listener into her world of city grit, country dirt, and her open-eyed search for redemption and reason. Her songs are fine-tuned delicacy with a snarl and disarming candor and, while South Dakota will always be home, Rachel is now splitting her time between rural Vermont and Brooklyn. Proudly carrying the torch of her love for the domestic arts, Rachel’s homemade preserves and hand stitched notebooks can often be found at shows, nestled amid the 180 gram vinyl, cds and t-shirts.

Rachel is currently promoting Ghost of a Gardener, her first ​record in five years which Uncut calls a "Gorgeous gush of warm-blooded harmonies" and Maverick UK states is a "technicolor treasure in word and melody."
Sidecar Social Club
The musical equivalent to a Jim Thompson Novel.
Venue Information:
Local 506
506 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
http://www.local506.com/