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Carrie Rodriguez

March 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

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 1940’s-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 Carrie’s favorite Mexican composers, as well as her own Ranchera-inspired original songs written in English, Spanish, and “Spanglish.”

“A superb interpretive singer, not only milking melodies for all their pleasure but also revealing new implications in the lyrics.” – The Washington Post

Details

Date:
March 5, 2016
Time:
8:00 pm

Organizer

Old Town School of Folk Music

Venue

Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625 United States

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