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Carson Amanda "Carsie" Blanton (born July 22, 1985 in Bethesda, Maryland) is an American jazz/folk/pop singer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. She recorded and self-released a 2002 EP, Hush, followed by her first studio album, Ain't So Green, in 2005. Since then, she's released four more studio albums and two more EPs in the past decade. She also has a blog located here, which deals with sexuality just as much as music.

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    Discography 

Studio Albums

  • Ain't So Green (2005)
  • Buoy (2009)
  • Idiot Heart (2012)
  • Not Old, Not New (2014)
  • So Ferocious (2016)

EPs

  • Hush (2002)
  • Beau (2010)
  • Rude Remarks and Dirty Jokes (2013)

Music by Carsie Blanton provides examples of the following tropes:

  • The Big Easy: Being based in New Orleans, it's no surprise that a lot of her songs deal with the city, especially So Ferocious, on which a lot of her jazzier tracks draw influence from New Orleans-style music.
  • Break-Up Song: "Together Too Long."
  • Good Bad Girl: Especially prominent in "Vim and Vigor."
  • Jerkass with a Heart of Gold: Or "scoundrel" with a heart of gold, as she would say.
  • Love Makes You Dumb:
    • From "Lovin is Easy:"
      When I think of your hands, of your eyes, of your tongue
      I get suddenly foolish and humble and young
    • There's also "Idiot Heart."
  • Precision F-Strike: On several of her explicit tracks, notable "Fat and Happy."
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  • Title Drop: A good majority of her songs, such as "Hot Night," "Fat and Happy," and "Fever Dream" to name a few.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: "What Is This Thing Called Love?"
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