Saturday, January 25
Fiddler, guitarist, singer and songwriter Carrie Rodriguez was born in Austin, TX and raised on a broad range of pop, traditional and classical music. Rodriguez began training on the violin at age five while simultaneously developing a taste for fiddling under the influence of her father, singer/songwriter David Rodriguez. Chip Taylor (of “Wild Thing” and “Angel of the Morning” fame) discovered Rodriguez at the 2001 SXSW music conference and invited her to play fiddle with him, asking her soon after to join him as both a singer and collaborator. She has recorded with John Mayer, Patty Griffin and Los Lonely Boys, and performed live with Lyle Lovett, John Prine, Bill Frisell, Alejandro Escovedo, Los Lobos and Ricki Lee Jones, among others. Her most recent album, Give Me All You Got, acheived the number one spot on the Americana Radio Airplay Chart in March 2013.
In January, Rodriguez will release her latest album, Rodriguez & Jacobs’ Live at The Cactus. After journeying 14,000 miles in a rental car from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific and everything in between, Rodriguez and Jacobs decided to bring their live show back to the “live music capital of the world” and document it. This album is a polaroid of two players, their chemistry, and the energy of a packed room on a June night in Austin, TX.