Carrie Rodriguez goes to World Cafe
Monday, December 15, 2008
– Carrie Rodriguez will be on the World Cafe on Tuesday, Dec. 16. National Public Radio's World Cafe with host David Dye can be heard on nearly 200 stations nationwide.
Fans can listen online to the WXPN/Philadelphia stream Monday through Friday, 2pm to 4pm Eastern Standard Time by going to:
Rodriguez's new single in January, will be Absence, co-written with Mary Gauthier, from her album, "She Ain't Me." Rodriguez wrote or co-wrote all but one song on this album. Her co-writers included Gauthier, Gary Louris, Dan Wilson, and others. The album was produced by Malcolm Burn (Emmylou
Harris, Kaki King).
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