My latest album, Buck Up, just came out. It's a hopeful, funny album about devastation and dread. Rolling Stone said that it "tackles gender expectations, genre norms, societal expectations and sex through songs that are as smart and funny as they are well-constructed"! Buy it here on CD or vinyl, or listen on iTunes and Spotify.
Here is a song (and video) about growing up to realize things aren't quite as idyllic as they seemed when you were a leggy Virginia kid riding your horse down to the river.~ April 2019
A silly, sensual, hyper-saturated celebration of hot boys and fruit. From the BUCK UP album, out 2/15!~ April 2019
Buck Up is my brand new record, out 2/15! The title track is out now on all platforms, watch the sweeeet lyric video here.~ April 2019
Hi, I’m Carsie. I make songs, records, videos, blog posts, and mischief.
I live in New Orleans, and I love all kinds of music: Ray Charles to Joni Mitchell; The Beatles to Erykah Badu; not to mention Nick Lowe, Tom Waits, Dolly Parton and Billie Holiday. I love songs, but I hate genre. I think making music is like making love: if you only know one way to do it, you must not be very good at it.
I grew up in Luray, Virginia, and left home at sixteen. I’ve toured all over the US, Europe and Australia, with many of my songwriting heroes (Paul Simon, The Wood Brothers, Loudon Wainwright III, The Weepies, Anais Mitchell). I write great songs, and I cover great songs that I love. I find four-leaf clovers. I fall in love a lot. I’ve been skydiving, but I've never been to high school.
I believe that music is more important than money. That's why all of my music is available to stream, download or purchase for any price you want. That's also why I release my music under a Creative Commons License. That said, I need money to live (and to keep creating!), so if you love my music, please consider becoming a patron.