Long Center Concert Club presents an evening with Carrie Rodriguez, Wednesday, August 30 in the Rollins Studio Theatre.
“I don’t think I have ever heard anything express so powerfully the kind of bicultural existence so many of us live.” – Felix Contreras, NPR Music
Carrie Rodriguez, a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, finds beauty in the cross-pollination of diverse traditions. A passionate performer, she effortlessly melds fiery fiddle playing, electrifying vocals and a fresh interpretation of new and classic songs with an “Ameri-Chicana” attitude. Her newest project, the upcoming Spanish/English album “Lola,” is both a return to her musical roots and something of a departure where she delivers her own twangy, Texas-bred twist on Mexican Ranchera songs, creating culturally blended music for a culturally blended world. Inspired by the 1940s-era recordings of Carrie’s great aunt, Chicana singing sensation Eva Garza, the album is a mixture of new and old songs. It features Spanish songs written by some of Carries’ favorite Mexican composers, as well as her own Ranchera-inspired original songs written in English, Spanish and “Spanglish.”