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Taylor, Rodriguez reunite for tour

Thursday, July 21, 2016 – Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez will reunite to do a short U.S. and Canadian tour in August and September.

Dubbed the "10th Anniversary Red Dog Tracks Reunion Tour" because it salutes the recent deluxe reissue of the duo's "Red Dog Tracks" CD, the tour will focus on shows in Texas and New York City and Canada.

"When we toured in the past, every time we hit the stage it was total chill time...physical chills... from the sound of our voices caressing each other...to the manner in which the voices drifted in and out of specific emotion that was being newly created. It was never the same...but it was always magical," said Taylor.

"Rehearsing these C&C songs now is reminding me how magical it was and will be. Can't wait to see my amazing and oh-so-talented and vibe-y friend and for this tour to start."

Tour dates are:
Aug. 19 Houston, TX - Mucky Duck
Aug. 20 Austin, TX - Stateside Theater at the Paramount
Aug. 21 Dallas, TX - Kessler Theater
Aug. 24 New York, NY - Joe's Pub
Aug. 25 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse
Sept. 14 Edmonton, Canada - Sherwood Park
Sept. 15 Red Deer, Canada - Elks Lodge
Sept. 16 Calgary, Canada - Fish Creek Concerts, River Park Church
Sept. 17 Calgary, Canada - Saturday Night Special Folk Club - Braeside Community Centre
Sept. 18 Lethbridge, Canada - Geomatic Attic T

In their six years together as musical partners, Taylor and Rodriguez released four albums ("Let's Leave This Town," "The Trouble with Humans," "Red Dog Tracks" and "Live at the Ruhr Triennale") and an EP ("Angel of the Morning").

Following a farewell tour in 2007, Taylor & Rodriguez have written songs together - some for Rodriguez's "Give Me All You Got" and others for extra tracks on their greatest hits compilation, "The New Bye & Bye," but the two have not toured with each other again until now.

Taylor, 2016 inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame ("Wild Thing," "Angel of the Morning"), was beginning a comeback into music in 2001 when he saw Berklee-trained Rodriguez playing fiddle on stage in Texas. He added her to his touring band. During that tour, Taylor wrote an entire album of songs for the two to sing together.

Setting out on her solo career, Rodriguez went on to release a series of Americana albums. Her latest, "Lola," featured her band, The Sacred Hearts - guitarist Bill Frisell, Viktor Krauss on bass, Luke Jacobs, David Pulkingham and Brannen Temple.

On June 17, Taylor released two new CDs of music: "Little Brothers" and "I'll Carry for You." He also put out an EP, "I'll Carry for You."

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I'll Carry For You CD review - I'll Carry For You
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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. »»»
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