The Key Studio VIDEO Sessions: Carsie Blanton on showing some backbone

Photo by Eric Ashleigh

This month’s Key Studio VIDEO Session spotlights Carsie Blanton, a free-spirited singer-songwriter who for the past six years has called Philadelphia home. This year she self-released her third album, Idiot Heart, and in our interview, Carsie talks about the album’s central ideas of bravery and passion, tells us about working with nationally-renowned producers The Wood Brothers, and recalls an exciting string of gigs opening for Paul Simon. We also see Carsie and her band performing three songs from the album in our studio. Watch the video and download the session below, and catch Carsie and her band in concert at Phoenixville’s Steel City Coffee House on May 25.

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Key Studio Sessions Sneak Preview: Carsie Blanton

Next week we’ll release our latest Key Studio Session video spotlighting Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Carsie Blanton. She’s made big strides for someone whose career is still relatively young; last year she toured with Paul Simon, and recorded her latest album – Idiot Heart, released in January – with Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers fame. The video will be released on Wednesday, but for now, you can get a taste through Eric Ashleigh’s slideshow above (for more of his photography, visit and through the performance of “Idiot Heart,” which you can stream or download below.