Carrie Rodriguez

Friday, January 15, 2016

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"…her fiddler's vocabulary of old modal melodies centers her songs about faraway loves and spiritual prospects, bringing concision and gravity to every one of them."
- Jon Pareles, New York Times

"She's a wonderful artist, very creative. She plays beautifully, she sings beautifully, and she's a real nice person."
- Alejandro Escovedo

"Hailed by Lucinda Williams, recruited by Alejandro Escovedo, and nurtured by Lyle Lovett, singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez has rapidly emerged as one of the most compelling new voices on the roots-rock scene."
- Andrew Gilbert, Boston Globe

 
On Carrie and her musical partner, Luke Jacobs:

“Lushly cinematic... the pair made a virtue of necessity.”
- The Washington Post

“Both performers engaged the audience with their personalities as well as their music . . . as they progressed on a richly rewarding journey.”
The London Times

 

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Carrie Rodriguez
 has gained notoriety as an Americana singer-songwriter as highlighted by last year’s studio effort, “Give Me All You Got”, which reached no. 1 on the Americana Music Charts. But musical predictability isn’t in her world view or her performing reality.

Rodriguez is equally renowned as a violinist, not only accompanying songwriting luminaries such as Lucinda Williams and John Prine, but also touring internationally with esteemed guitarist/composer Bill Frisell, who calls on her to play everything from surf rock to adventurous composed music to spontaneously improvisational jazz.  A native of Austin, Texas, Rodriguez is often pegged as a country singer, yet she also sings in fluent Spanish, and is currently working on an album featuring classic Ranchera songs from the Mexican songbook. If you ask Carrie how she would identify herself musically, she would do so with one word: collaborator.

Upon graduating from the Berklee College of Music, her earliest musical collaborations were done with legendary singer-songwriter, Chip Taylor, and resulted in four highly-acclaimed duet albums.  After a fruitful era of touring, co-writing, and recording with Taylor, Carrie released her debut album, “Seven Angels on a Bicycle” in 2006. Since then she has spent most of her days performing throughout the US and abroad, recording albums with world class producers such as Lee Townsend & Malcolm Burn, performing on numerous radio and television shows including Austin City Limits and The Tonight Show, and co-writing songs with many of her songwriting heroes such as Mary Gauthier and Gary Louris of the Jayhawks.

Carrie's return to Blue Rock marks the creation of her new album featuring guitarist Bill Frisell and guest vocalist Raul Malo. It is due February 19th, 2016 by Luz Records and distributed by Thirty Tigers.

Check out her website HERE:
http://www.carrierodriguez.com/

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