Founders Brewing Company is pleased to present
Black Bear Combo (Badass Balkan Brass from Chicago)
appearing with very special guest
Carsie Blanton (Indie Pop from New Orleans, LA)
About Black Bear Combo:
Black Bear Combo is a raucous mutt channeling the common energy between traditional music from eastern Europe and the Balkans, punk rock, and free jazz. Since 2002 we’ve brought our sound to clubs, basements, festivals, weddings, funerals, parties and streetcorners across the country.
About Carsie Blanton:
Carsie Blanton is a songwriter based in New Orleans. Her newest record, So Ferocious, is “a playful indie-pop record for smart, ferocious libertines”. Her previous albums range from folk and pop (Buoy, 2009) through Americana and rock (Idiot Heart, 2012; Rude Remarks, 2013), to classic jazz (Not Old, Not New, 2014). When asked about her genre, Carsie told DIME Magazine, “making music is like making love; if you only know one way to do it, you’re not very good at it.” So Ferocious was released on August 2nd, along with a trilogy of music videos that explore the album’s themes of pleasure, ferocity, and female empowerment. Carsie will be touring to promote the record throughout the US and Europe in the coming year. Carsie has toured extensively since 2006, as a headliner and as support for Paul Simon, The Wood Brothers, The Weepies, John Oates, Shawn Colvin and many more. Her live performances, which include material from every album, have been praised for their wit, humor, and captivating charm. In addition to her five full-length albums and two EPs, Carsie has gained popularity for her blog (which tackles questions of love and sexuality) and music videos (including So Ferocious and Baby Can Dance).