January 3, 2010

SIMPLY:

Finding Her Voice, and Her Way in the World (TAMMY LA GORCE, 1/03/09, NY Times)

THE fiddle-playing singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez knows audiences in Connecticut are used to performers belting out the familiar songs of well-loved artists rather than their own original material. So when she plays two dates here this month, she plans a when-in-Rome approach.

“It’s not like I’m going to do bar-band stuff like Creedence Clearwater Revival covers,” Ms. Rodriguez, 31, said recently. “But I do have a Lucinda Williams cover, a Townes Van Zandt cover, a cover of a song from an old band called Little Village that had John Hiatt and Ry Cooder in it.” [...]

“I like simple songs and simple stories, songs that help me take stock of where I fit in in the world,” said Ms. Rodriguez, who grew up in Austin, Tex., with an opera-loving mother and a folk-singing father.


Posted by Orrin Judd at January 3, 2010 7:41 AM
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