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Carrie Rodriguez

  • Tue Feb 18 2014 - 7:00 pm • CSPS Hall
  • $16 advance | $19 door

Austin, Texas-based fiddler/singer/songwriter Carrie Rodriguez’s most recent CD was recorded live at Austin’s venerable University of Texas music venue The Cactus Café with musical sidekick Luke Jacobs on guitar, lap steel, harmonica and harmony vocals. Rodriguez and Jacobs have been performing together for over three years. After a year touring the US and beyond in support of her critically acclaimed, Give Me All You Got, it felt like the perfect time to bring the show home and bottle the magic. Recorded over two nights in June 2013, Live At The Cactus, is a testament to the intimacy, playfulness and depth of emotion that audiences have been celebrating since Rodriguez and Jacobs began performing as a duo. The Feb. 18 show at CSPS will be no exception.

According to the Austin Chronicle, Carrie’s songs marry “traditional country grooves…to the fuzzed-out guitar tones of darkened barroom rock & roll, juxtaposing whiskey-fueled dance parties with the two-stepping daydream of a genteel past.”

Rodriguez, who came to attention a decade ago performing with singer-songwriter Chip Taylor, has established an impressive roster of touring, recording and co-writing affiliations–with Lucinda Williams, Rickie Lee Jones, John Prine, Mary Gauthier, Alejandro Escovedo, guitarist Bill Frisell and others. Although she has issued three albums under her own name and enjoyed major label support for 2008’s She Ain’t Me, Give Me All You Got was recorded with her own band and produced by the renowned Lee Townsend. And the songs–which she wrote, co-wrote or handpicked from the repertoire of longtime collaborators–established her musical identity more powerfully than ever before.