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Our 29th Year of Presenting Live Music!

After a long time away, FoB is back with a great show!


Saturday, October 22, 2022
Doors 7:30. Showtime 8:00

Her Handsome Band

Wells Community Cultural Center
638 North Street
Lafayette, Indiana 47901

Tickets will be on sale in late September.

Carsie Blanton writes anthems for a world worth saving. Inspired by artists including Nina Simone and John Prine, Carsie delivers every song with an equal dose of moxie and mischief, bringing her audience together in joyful celebration of everything worth fighting for.

"I was completely won over by the album full of tough-minded songs written and performed by Carsie Blanton on ‘Buck Up,’ which I have no doubt is the most underrated album of this year. Like the singer-songwriters she admires, Carsie Blanton is making folk-based music that prizes wordplay and an antic sense of humor. You can hear jazz, Motown and power pop in her melodies and phrasing, which makes her stuff delightfully surprising but doesn’t help her in commercial categorization. Her tone never becomes cute because she phrases with such purpose. And what she’s talking about is almost always earthy if not downright down and dirty.”– Ken Tucker, NPR’s Fresh Air. He listed ‘Buck Up’ at #4 in his top ten albums of 2019.

“Fueled both by her adoration and disgust over the world she inhabits, singer Carsie Blanton strikes a balance between the seduction of jazz and the outspokenness of pop punk with her arsenal of societal anthems. Blanton’s upbeat brand of folk-rock defies any of the gloomy outlook you might take on given certain, pertinent subject matters, owing to the songwriter’s natural sense of humor and joy.”  KUTX Austin, TX

“Carsie Blanton is a New Orleans-based singer-songwriter with a smoky-sweet voice and a love of life and music.” Chicago Tribune

“Carsie Blanton is a stick of dynamite disguised as a firecracker. Her website applies terms like anthems, moxie, and mischief – and they fit. In 2020, Blanton’s online rent parties became monthly events for her loyal and growing following.” Vintage Guitar Magazine

“Be Good” from 2021’s Love and Rage album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP2UMlTBMww

A sweet tribute to John Prine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2-2pZFtBxo

Carsie Blanton live at Daytrotter Studio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WML9A9dzPRw

“Buck Up” live Crescent Ballroom 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JzUZYcU_94

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Friends of Bob is a not-for-profit cooperative that brings great music to Lafayette. Please consider becoming a dues-paying Friend of Bob

2022 dues are $15, though if you 'd like to donate more, that would be great. (Since we are a registered 501 [c][3] organization, donations above the $15 level can be tax-deductible.) Before each show, we e-mail a newsletter giving background information -- membership dues pay for the printing of posters and e-mailing of these newsletters. Plus, our affordable admission prices in small venues sometimes fail to cover expenses, so membership contributions provide us with a safety net for such occasions. Friends of Bob is a not-for-profit all-volunteer organization that works to bring outstanding live music to Lafayette. A membership form can be found by clicking on the How Can You Help button at the top of this page.

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