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Carrie Rodriguez starts recording new disc

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 – Carrie Rodriguez started recording her second solo album this week with producer Malcolm Burn (Emmylou Harris, Kaki King). The album, as yet untitled - will be her Manhattan/EMI Records debut.

The disc is may be released in late May/early June in North America (US and Canada) and in September in the United Kingdom.

Rodriguez, who released albums with Chip Taylor, previously released "Seven Angels on a Bicycle" in 2006 on Taylor's TrainWreck Records label.

Rodriguez also has a track featured on "Like A Hurricane - Tribute to Neil Young" mounted on the cover of the UK music magazine, Uncut. She plays "Cortez the Killer."

Rodriguez will do a few concerts in February and March. Dates currently on the calendar are:
Feb. 14 Zumbrota, Minn. Carnegie Library
Feb. 15 Milwaukee Pabst Theater / WUWM Event (& live broadcast)
Feb. 16 Chicago Shubas
Feb. 17-19 Green Bay WI Main Casino Lounge/Oneida Casino
Feb. 20 St. Louis To be announced
Feb. 21 Memphis North American Folk Alliance Conference
Feb. 23 Lexington KY Woodsongs taping
March 13 - 15 Austin SXSW Music & Media Conference
July 11 - 12 Winnipeg Folk Festival

A British tour is on tap for September with a North American Tour for the remainder of 2008.

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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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