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The Coffee With Conscience Concert Series
Kate Klim will be opening the show!
Proceeds from this show will benefit
Check out a video clip of Carsie HERE
Carsie is a young singer-songwriter who grew up in rural Virginia, logged time in Eugene, San Francisco and Philadelphia, and landed in New Orleans in 2013. Carsie’s songwriting is known for its wit, insight, and melodic sensibility, and her live performances are lauded for humor, wit, and the clarity of her voice.
Since 2007, Carsie has toured extensively throughout the U.S. as a headliner and as support tour for Paul Simon, Shawn Colvin, Bruce Hornsby, Joan Osborne, The Weepies, Loudon Wainwright III, John Oates, The Wood Brothers and others.
In 2011, Carsie performed a live set on the nationally syndicated NPR program “Mountain Stage”, returned to Europe for her second time as a performing songwriter, and joined Paul Simon to open several dates on his “So Beautiful or So What” tour.
In 2012, she released her third studio album, Idiot Heart, produced by Oliver Wood of the Wood Brothers.
The Washington Post says “Idiot Heart is funny. It's tender. It's cute. It's edgy. It's fresh. It's folksy without crossing into the realm of kitsch. Each track bursts with its own pithy, poignant commentary on that ficklest of organs for which the album is named.” (Jess Righthand)
What others are saying about Carsie....
"Sharp as a tack, possessed of a light touch, funny, and winningly direct. Carsie’s lyrics are an iron fist in the velvet glove of her voice." - Singer/songwriter Peter Mulvey
“Carsie Blanton is a Russian Spy. We know this because only the diabolical Soviet Espionage Specialists could have trained such an insidiously tuneful songwriter.”
-Steve Tannen and Deb Talan (The Weepies)
"As a battered veteran, I'm constantly being asked who are the young up-and-comers I listen to and like. Carsie Blanton is up at the top of my list. Great songs, singing and playing, and an A+ for presentation." - Singer/Songwriter Loudon Wainwright III
When & Where
Coffee With Conscience Concert Series
Ahrre Maros is the owner of Ahrre's Coffee Roastery in Westfield & the Fair Trade Coffee Company on line. He has been presenting live musical events since 1992, when he first opened the Common Ground Cafe in Summit. The Cafe is gone now, but Ahrre continues bringing Professional Touring Musical Artists to the area for the benefit of the local community and several local Charities.
The Coffee With Conscience Concert Series in Westfield (currently on Hiatus) is unique in that it acts as a fund-raiser—raising much needed funds for worthy causes—while providing the participants with the opportunity to serve the larger community, providing artists with a venue to display their talents, providing an audience with a cultural experience and generally strengthening the local community by bringing a group of people together for an evening of music in a comfortable setting.