Carsie Blanton On 'Song Travels'
Singer-songwriter Carsie Blanton taught herself to play guitar by listening to the music of Ani DiFranco and Joan Osborne as a teenager, and her musical curiosity has continued throughout her life. Her smoky vocals recall Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, while her wit as a songwriter is in the spirit of Cole Porter.
On this episode of Song Travels, Blanton sits down with host Michael Feinstein to discuss what makes a song memorable. Blanton performs her original song "Smoke Alarm," and Feinstein joins in for the standard "Two Sleepy People."