91.9 WFPK's 'Roots & Boots' presents
CARRIE RODRIGUEZ - the 'Give Me All You Got' tour
Wednesday, March 27
8:30 pm / 8:00 doors
$12 adv / $15 door / 21+
Pop, Singer-songwriter, Americana, Folk, Roots
“As a singer-songwriter, I feel like I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing. It’s a lifelong learning curve, and I hope I always stay as excited about it as I am now.” ~Carrie Rodriguez
At each stage of CARRIE RODRIGUEZ’s career - as a fiddler, singer, and songwriter - the Austin, TX, native has learned the importance of letting go. That was certainly true when it came to recording her fifth solo album, Give Me All You Got, her first of largely original tunes in several years that releases on January 22. 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 that include 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, the release of Give Me All You Got marks a giant step for Rodriguez. The album was recorded with her own band and produced by the renowned Lee Townsend (Bill Frisell, Loudon Wainwright III, Kelly Joe Phelps, Crooked Still), with whom she has worked closely in the past. And the songs - which she wrote, co-wrote, or handpicked from the repertoire of longtime collaborators - establish her musical identity more powerfully than ever before. The new album deals with a few dark themes, which is not surprising given that one of the first songwriters who inspired Rodriguez in her early teens was Leonard Cohen. “It still addresses Carrie’s roots in Americana," says Townsend, " but also with a bit of a pop edge. I think it is her most mature record - every direction that is explored is distilled to an essential kind of expression.” A big 'welcome back' to Carrie, who first performed at Uncle Slayton's nearly a year ago as part of the seminal Acoustic Cafe Tour with Erin McKeown and Kelly Joe Phelps.