"Carrie Rodriguez plays fiddle on only three songs for her second solo album, "She Ain't Me" (Manhattan). Yet her fiddler’s vocabulary of old modal melodies centers her songs about faraway loves and spiritual prospects, bringing concision and gravity to every one of them. Ms.Rodriguez chose collaborators well: she wrote with Mary Gauthier, Gary Louris from the Jayhawks, Dan Wilson from Semisonic and the producer Malcolm
Burn, who enfolds her Americana with resonant electric guitars and steadfast march beats. Behind the sorrows and longing is a determination that’s grounded, implicitly, in tradition."
- Jon Pareles /New York Times (9/14/08)

"I have to say I am very impressed. She’s got something unique in her voice that's very subtle and a little smoky and sweet. She's got a refreshingly spunky attitude to go along with it. I detect a certain wisdom in her, and yet a sense of wonder as well."
- Lucinda Williams

"Rodriguez is a triple-threat artist who sounds more formidable with each successive release."
- Gary Graff / Billboard (Critics Pick) (August 9, 2008)

"Rodriguez has mastered the power of vocal dynamics; it's hard to believe she was just a backup singer a few years ago, given how naturally and fluidly her voice grew from a whisper to a belt."
- Catherine P. Lewis /Washington Post (12/16/08)

"She's a wonderful artist, very creative. She plays beautifully, she sings beautifully, and she's a real nice person."
- Alejandro Escovedo / from Seattle Post Intelligencer interview (9/16/08)

"With She Ain't Me, Rodriguez further develops her own musical identity as a skilled purveyor of sophisticated twang."
- Michael Berick / LA Weekly (7/30/08)

"She Ain't Me reveals its charms slowly yet effectively, and is the better for it."
- Hal Horowitz/ All Music Guide (7/22/08)

"Carrie Rodriguez takes a bold step on She Ain't Me. She's got nowhere to hide. Despite what the title says, it is all her. Rodriguez deserves applause for doing such a good job of presenting the many sides of herself."
- Steve Horowitz / Popmatters (9/30/08)

"She Ain't Me marked her emergence as a solo artist, and it was one of the best records of the year for those looking for the combination of the traditional and the modern-day."
- Rick Massimo / The Providence Journal (12/18/08)