"Carrie Rodriguez has recorded the perfect bicultural album in Lola."
"Carrie Rodriguez has recorded the perfect bicultural album in Lola. It is the album she was born to do, what with her mother's west Texas roots and her father's Mexican American background, but she arrived at this point by collecting her own identity along the way: first classical violin, then Americana fiddle and country vocal duets with Chip Taylor. The beauty of this album is in the details. "Llano Estacado" is an emotional examination of the effects of a broken immigration policy set to what she calls a "cowboy shuffle" that she delivers by she switching between Spanish and English accented by her beautiful west Texas drawl. 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
Tiny Desk Concert
Red Dog Tracks 10th Anniversary Tour
Can you believe it's been 10 years since the release of Red Dog Tracks? Wow! We can't either. In honor of the occasion Chip Taylor and I will be performing a handful of shows together both here in the U.S. and in Canada! Dates in tour section.
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!