I hope you're enjoying the first day of Spring! SXSW just wrapped up down here in Austin, TX and the hundreds of thousands of visitors that quickly moved into the city have just as quickly moved out. The bluebonnets are blooming and the weather is lovely but once again the road is calling. Luke, baby Cruz, and I are loading up the van and heading toward the Northeast. Get your tickets, bring a friend, and come celebrate the release of 'Lola' live in concert with us! We are really looking forward to these upcoming shows:
March 24th - Stuart's Opera House - Nelsonville, OH
March 25th - Wexner Center for the Arts - Columbus, OH
April 1st - The Tin Angel - Philadelphia, PA
April 2nd - The Avalon Theatre - Easton, MD
April 3rd - Jammin' Java - Vienna, VA
While on the road we're also planning a visit to record NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Series as well as WXPN's World Cafe Live! Look for those broadcasts in the future.
The press keeps rolling in on lola. Here is what folks are saying:
"This is a fresh, confident set."
"...Rodriguez has never sung better...Lola, like her most recent discs, have turned a brighter spotlight on her singing than her formidable violin, (fiercely holding its own on 'Z') and you’ve got yourself your first surefire winner of 2016."
"... her best work yet..."
"Rodriguez has been hinting at the ambition displayed on Lola for some time. What's surprising is how a record of such scope and imagination can be rendered so intimately and elegantly."
"...Rodriguez' own songs are balanced by shrewd updates of Chicano oldies. Class."
"The whole, though, is surprisingly cohesive and always uplifting, linked by knowingly sultry vocals and veteran innovator Bill Frisell's typically oddball guitar work. A left-field delight."
A Lot of Wonderful Press on Lola!
I'm so excited to introduce you to 'Lola,' my new bilingual studio album. Recorded here in Austin, TX with the Sacred Hearts Band, 'Lola' features my dear friend Bill Frisell on electric guitar as well as a special guest performance by Raul Malo. Check out the video below for an inside look at some of the inspiration behind the music. After Lola's February 19th release date, I'll be hitting the road both here and abroad to bring these songs to a city near you. Hope to see you soon!
The Sacred Heart Project has been Fully Funded!
My dearest Sacred Hearts, 335 of you from 14 different countries have made it possible for the Sacred Heart Band and I to create an album that has been a dream of mine for many years. As of midnight July 2nd we raised 100% of our goal (100.3 to be exact!:) I have been making albums since I was 22 years old and this is the first one that has been completely funded by my friends, fans, family: YOU. Recording the music two weeks ago was a spiritual and joyful experience - one made so much sweeter with this knowledge that all of it is possible because of you. Thank you..from the bottom of my heart. I am humbled and deeply moved by your generosity, and truly can't wait to share the music with you. We will be emailing all of our donors with additional information in the next few days. GRACIAS A TODOS!!!!