Tue, Jan. 22nd, 2013
Blackfoot Gypsies, My Jerusalem & Carsie Blanton
The High Watt
Matthew Paige and Zack Murphy ARE the Blackfoot Gypsies. They are the amplifier for your heart and soul, your love and hate, your on and off, your push and pull. With caution being checked at the door, there is no room for thinking... only feeling. Breaking the lines between hipsters, punks, posers, dads, normies, cowboys, rockers, and burnouts; everyone gets stripped to the core on the floor. And no one leaves the same as they came before.
Scouting the future of the American music that has been progressing since the dawn of time. There's no stunting the Blackfoot and there's no stopping the Gypsies.
The torch has been lit and will be carried with pride, speaking up for a generation unlike any other. It's all happening here, and it's all happening now.
Based in New Orleans, My Jerusalem are a collective of seasoned indie rock veterans who formed in late 2008. The lineup includes Jeff Klein and Dave Rosser of the Twilight Singers, Rick Nelson of Polyphonic Spree, Ashley Dzerigian of Great Northern, and Cully Symington of Bishop Allen. The common link between them is Klein, who collaborated and performed with each individual during a solo tour in 2008. The band's first EP, Without Feathers, was released in conjunction with its first concert appearance at a SXSW showcase in March of 2009. In 2010, My Jerusalem released Gone for Good, their debut full-length on One Little Indian. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi
Hi, I’m Carsie. I write, perform, and record songs. My music is classic Americanpop, by which I mean that I aspire to contribute to the lineage that runs all the way from Louis Armstrong through Carole King and right up to Cee Lo Green.
Some people think I’m a folksinger, probably due to my “uncanny sense for lyric” (inherited from John Prine and Patty Griffin). Others say I’m jazzy because I like 7th chords, and I sing behind the beat (due to a lifelong obsession with Billie Holiday and Nina Simone). Some say I rock, which is true (I blame The Band, Elvis Costello, and Ray Charles). The Washington Post says my work is “classic songwriting at its best”.
I believe that music is magic, and everybody needs it. That’s why I give mine away.
I live in New Orleans, I’m from Luray, Virginia, and I lived for the last six years in Philadelphia. I am on tour for about half of each year. I love love. I blog about sex. I also love tattoos, jasmine tea, Vargas pinups, good books, and Lindy Hop. I am unschooled and happy about it. Now I am putting on my bragging hat: last year I got to open for Paul Simon. My newest album, Idiot Heart, was produced by Oliver Wood, one of my musical idols and half of The Wood Brothers. I’ve toured with Shawn Colvin, Joan Osborne, The Weepies, Loudon Wainwright III and others. I’ve made two music videos, one of which went a little viral. I can ride a horse. I make a mean peach pie.