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New Album: ´Lola´ - Carrie Rodriguez
Singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez is set to release her newest project, the upcoming Spanish/English album ‘Lola’, on 19th February. The album 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.
Finding beauty in the cross-pollination of diverse traditions, Carrie is a passionate performer, effortlessly melding fiery fiddle playing, electrifying vocals and a fresh interpretation of new and classic songs with an ‘Ameri-Chicana’ attitude. Early in her career, collaboration with singer-songwriter Chip Taylor resulted in four highly acclaimed duet albums, and since Carrie has released 4 solo albums, with 2013’s ‘Give Me All You Got’ reaching no.1 on the Americana Music Charts.
Taking inspiration from the 1940’s-era recordings of Carrie’s great aunt, Chicana singing sensation Eva Garza, the latest album is a mixture of new and old songs. The release features Spanish songs written by some of Carrie’s favourite Mexican composers, as well as her own Ranchera-inspired original songs written in English, Spanish and “Spanglish.”
Produced by Lee Townsend, the album is supported by an all-star band, The Sacred Hearts. The band features internationally acclaimed composer/guitarist Bill Frisell, Viktor Krauss on bass, Luke Jacobs on pedal steel and guitars, David Pulkingham on nylon string and electric guitar and Brannen Temple on drums and percussion.
‘Lola’ is a crowdfunded project, supported entirely by friends and fans, and is to be released on Carrie’s own label, Luz Records.
Take a look at Carrie´s introduction to ´Lola´ below!