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“The outlier, Rodriguez... already so highly regarded that she’s not only captured the heart of Americana music aficionados but infused the Latino community with a singular dose of Ameri-Chicana pride.” – TODO Magazine
“A superb interpretive singer, not only milking melodies for all their pleasure but also revealing new implications in the lyrics." —The Washington Post
“She’s the trifecta for me – beautiful singer, soulful songwriter, and kick-ass fiddler.” —author Brené Brown
A songwriter of the first order - The Daily News
"The queen of Austin songwriters" - Austin.com
"I would kill for a purr like that." - The Oregonian
"One of the most talented vocalists I’ve heard." - John Aielli, KUTX
His warm sound is "coffeehouse folk without pretension.” Rolling Stone
“He achieves that delicate fusion of refinement and soul..., delivering the essence of the thing with crystalline purity." American Songwriter
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Austin's Carrie Rodriguez effortlessly melds fiery fiddle playing, electrifying vocals and new and classic songs with an “Ameri-Chicana” attitude. Her newest project, the Spanish/English album Lola, is a return to her musical roots where she delivers her own twangy, Texas-bred twist on Mexican Ranchera songs, creating music for a culturally blended world.
Inspired by the 1940’s-era recordings of Carrie’s great aunt, Chicana singing sensation Eva Garza, the album is a mixture of new and old songs.
Early in her career, a collaboration with singer-songwriter Chip Taylor resulted in four highly acclaimed duet albums. Her solo albums have each been highly acclaimed, from her debut Seven Angels on a Bicycle to 2013’s Give Me All You Got, which reached no. 1 on the Americana Music Charts.
Carrie has toured, recorded and co-written with legendary artists such as Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Bill Frisell, Rickie Lee Jones, Mary Gauthier, Los Lobos, Alejandro Escovedo and Los Lonely Boys, among others. She has appeared on Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show and A Prairie Home Companion. She has been profiled in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Times of London, The New Yorker, the Washington Post and many more.
Carrie lives in Austin with her partner and musical collaborator Luke Jacobs and their son, Cruz Calvin Jacobs.