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Carrie Rodriguez plays Austin City Limits

Monday, October 6, 2008 – Austin native Carrie Rodriguez makes her first Austin City Limits appearance this month. Her performance, taped in July, will air the week of Oct. 25; the show also features Jakob Dylan. "I grew up watching Austin City Limits" Rodriguez said, "so this was a dream come true for me - definitely the highlight of my musical career so far." Austin City Limits (PBS), the legendary public television show, is the longest-running popular music show in the United States and just kicked off its 34th season.

Highlights of the set include songs from "She Ain't Me," Rodriguez's second solo album plus Never Gonna Be Your Bride and Absence. For the show, the Austin-born and Berklee trained violinist-turned-fiddler enlisted her touring band - Hans Holzen (guitar), Kyle Kegerreis (bass), Eric Platz (drums) - as well as special guests Gary Louris of the Jayhawks (background vocals, guitar), Greg Leisz (pedal & lap steel guitars) and Michael Ramos (keyboards).

Rodriguez is touring in support of "She Ain't Me" through November 2009. Tour dates are:
Oct. 15, Winters, CA Palms Playhouse
Oct. 16, Healdsburg, CA Raven Theatre
Oct. 18, Santa Barbara, CA Lobero Theatre/Sings Like Hell!
Oct. 19, Joshua Tree, CA Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival
Oct. 22-23, Austin, Cactus
Oct. 24, Norman, Okla. Sooner Theatre w/Ruthie Foster
Oct. 25, Houston, Houston Women's Festival
Oct. 26, Dallas, Granada Theater w/Sarah Bettens
Oct. 28, Chattanooga, TN Rhythm & Brews
Oct. 29, Knoxville, TN Bijou Theater
Nov. 2, Ringwood, NJ Ringwood Public Library
Nov. 5, Minneapolis, Varsity Theatre
Nov. 6, Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
Nov. 7, Milwaukee Pabst Theater/WUWM Event
Nov. 6, Chicago Morse Theater
Nov. 9, Minneapolis Cedar Cultural Center
Nov. 10, Ames, IA Maintenance Shop
Nov. 12, Davenport, IA Redstone Room
Nov. 13, St Louis Blueberry Hill - Duck Room
Nov. 14, Indianapolis, IN Rathskeller/Kellersaal Ballroom
Nov. 15, Memphis, TN Hi Tone Cafe
Nov. 16, Nashville 3rd & Lindsley
Nov. 18, Atlanta Eddie's Attic
Nov. 19, Asheville, NC Grey Eagle Music Hall w/The Waybacks
Nov. 20, Charlotte, NC Evening Muse
Nov. 21, Savannah, GA Lucas Theatre - opening for John Prine
Nov. 22, Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre - opening for John Prine
Dec. 4, Kent, OH Kent Stage
Dec. 5, Pittsburgh Club Cafe/WYEP Event
Dec. 6, Arden, DE Arden Gild Hall
Dec. 13, Easton, MD. Avalon Theatre
Dec. 14, Vienna, VA Jammin Java

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Lola CD review - Lola
There had to be some trepidation when 15 years into her career, Carrie Rodriguez decidedly emphasized her Latina heritage and incorporated several Spanish songs on her latest record. The Texas-born Rodriguez didn't grow up speaking Spanish (she picked it up from her ex-husband). Seven previous solo releases (two were live) and her early career collaboration with songwriter Chip Taylor, a Spanish-infused album seemed, well, foreign to an older audience comfortable with her fiddling and alt. »»»
Give Me All You Got CD review - Give Me All You Got
Given her remarkable apprenticeship in the company of veteran singer/songwriter Chip Taylor, and, following that, an acclaimed series of solo outings that brought stardom on her own, the bar was set exceptionally high for "Give Me All You Got." Her last release, "Love and Circumstance," found her taking a momentary detour via an impressive collection of covers, but even so, it makes her return to original material all the more auspicious. Fortunately, Rodriguez takes that »»»
Love And Circumstance
Despite having a respectable music past, Carrie Rodriguez is an artist without moorings. On All the Rain, recorded in 2003 with mentor Chip Taylor, Rodriguez sang, self-mockingly, "Didn't they tell you/There's something wrong with her accent?" On her fourth solo album, the accent - and perhaps the self-awareness that line betrayed - is all but gone, locked away in the vaults, presumably, until Rodriguez is ready to release a retrospective on her career. If she hasn't »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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