APRIL 2013: Carrie Rodriguez Featured On Google Play's April Antenna Playlist, Plus The Stone Foxes On Google Play's Free Song Of The Day

Carrie Rodriguez's song "I Cry For Love", taken from her current album Give Me All You Got, is featured on Google Play's Antenna playlist for April. The playlist is a monthly offering of free tracks from new and up-and-coming artists. Carrie, one of just twelve artists chosen for this month's list, is described by Google Play as "a Texas fiddler with a mean pop streak." The full track, "I Cry For Love", is also available as a free download on Google Play while Carrie's album is available for purchase via their online shop. See here for more information and to download "I Cry For Love" for free.

In related news, The Stone Foxes' song "Everybody Knows" was selected as Google Play's Free Song Of The Day on April 2. The song, taken from their latest CD Small Fires, is still available as a free download at TheStoneFoxes.com.

Carrie and The Stone Foxes are each currently on the road in support of their respective new albums. To catch them live, see Tour Dates >>

FEBRUARY 2013: Jim Lauderdale, Carrie Rodriguez and Charlie Musselwhite Projects Top Americana Radio Chart And Roots Music Report, Jim Lauderdale Bluegrass Unlimited Cover Story

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The latest releases from Jim Lauderdale, Carrie Rodriguez and Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite are all in the Top 10 on the Americana Radio Chart presented by The Americana Music Association. Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller's, Buddy & Jim, held the #1 position three weeks in a row and is ranked #3 as of this writing. Carrie Rodriguez.s Give Me All You Got made a rare top ten debut and now ranks in the #2 position as of this writing. Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite's single "I Don't Believe A Word You Say" from their collaboration, Get Up!, is rapidly climbing the chart and is currently ranked at #7. For the complete AMA chart, please visit americanaradio.com.

In other airplay news, Jim Lauderdale's Carolina Moonrise has totaled five weeks in the #1 position and is still at #2 as of February 4, 2013 on Roots Music Report's (RMR) Bluegrass Chart. Simultaneously, Jim's collaboration with Buddy Miller, Buddy & Jim, has been ranked in the top five on RMR's Country Chart since January 11, 2013. Also on the RMR Country Chart, Carrie Rodriguez has made a rapid ascent into the top five over the past few weeks with Give Me All You Got and currently ranks in the #2 position. And, for the past two weeks, Charlie Musselwhite and Ben Harper have maintained the #1 spot on the RMR Blues Chart for Get Up!. For the complete RMR chart listing, please visit rootsmusicreport.com.

Jim Lauderdale is also featured on the cover of the February 2013 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine. The in-depth cover story reflects on Jim's journey from his humble beginnings to his recent successes. These accomplishments include the just released documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts, as well as his racking up two GRAMMY Wins and six GRAMMY Nominations since 2000. Jim also has hosted The Americana Music Awards for the last ten years (2003-2012), and currently co-hosts The Buddy & Jim Show with Buddy Miller airing on SiriusXM Radio's Outlaw Country channel. To view the entire story online please visit bluegrassmusic.com.

To Catch Carrie Rodriguez, Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale Live, See Tour Dates >>

JANUARY 2013: Carrie Rodriguez To Be Honored By City Of Austin With An Official Carrie Rodriguez Day

Carrie Rodriguez has had a day named in her honor by her home city of Austin, Texas. The City has proclaimed January 17, 2013 to be forever known as Carrie Rodriguez Day. The City of Austin's proclamation is in recognition of Carrie's "work in advancing Austin as the 'Live Music Capital of the World'."

Carrie will perform one song for the City's Mayor and Council members on Thursday, January 17 during the City Council's meeting where there will be an official proclamation of Carrie Rodriguez Day. The meeting will be open to the public and will air live on local TV Channel 6 from 5:30pm (CST) as well as being available to watch via a live stream at austintexas.gov/department/channel-6. Please check the website for further broadcasting and streaming information.

On January 22, Carrie will release her fifth full-length solo album Give Me All You Got. Catch Carrie perform live in support of her new CD, see Tour Dates >>

JANUARY 2013: Carrie Rodriguez, Ruthie Foster And Marcia Ball To Be Featured At Texas State Society's Presidential Inauguration Ball

Rosebud artists and Texas musical ambassadors Marcia Ball, Ruthie Foster and Carrie Rodriguez are set to perform at the Texas State Society of Washington D.C.'s Presidential Inauguration Ball on January 19, 2013. Also known as The Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball, this bipartisan event in honor of President Obama will feature six stages with some twenty performers from the Lone Star State. In addition to Ruthie, Carrie and Marcia, the cast of Texas musicians performing includes Tracy Byrd, Jack Ingram, Asleep at the Wheel and more. The event will be held on the banks of the Potomac River at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center and will feature Texan delicacies and a "Texas Fair". For more information and tickets to the ball, please visit blacktieandbootsball.com.

To Catch Ruthie Foster, Carrie Rodriguez And Marcia Ball Perform Live, See Tour Dates >>

NOVEMBER 2012: Carrie Rodriguez New Solo Album Out January 2013

Carrie Rodriguez will release Give Me All You Got, her fifth full-length solo album, on January 22, 2013 via Ninth Street Opus. Produced by Lee Townsend (Bill Frisell, Loudon Wainwright III, Kelly Joe Phelps), the record marries Rodriguez's Texas background with a decade spent in Brooklyn. The album is filled with original songs that Carrie says "run the gamut of intense emotions." She goes on to note "for the first time, I feel that the passionate spirit of my live show has truly been captured in a studio album." The record also features Chip Taylor with whom Carrie has collaborated on five albums and an EP.

Give Me All You Got follows Love and Circumstance, which No Depression hailed as "an album you do not want to miss." The Washington Post described Carrie "a superb interpretive singer, not only milking melodies for all their pleasure but also revealing new implications in the lyrics." Rodriguez is slated to tape a performance on NPR's Mountain Stage on November 18. The recording of the performance will air nationally in advance of the album's release. See mountainstage.org for details.

To Catch Carrie Rodriguez Live, See Tour Dates >>

AUGUST 2011: Carrie Rodriguez Joins Jeff Bridges' Band For Performances On The Today Show, The Colbert Report, Live! With Regis & Kelly And More

Carrie Rodriguez joined Jeff Bridges as a member of his band (playing fiddle and singing) for performances on the Today show, The Colbert Report, Live! With Regis & Kelly, a taping for Austin City Limits, a three song performance at Rolling Stone magazine's offices and shows in Colorado and South Dakota. Carrie will be playing additional dates with the band August 24 in San Rafael, CA, August 26 in Saratoga, CA and August 28 in Woodinville, WA. Carrie was asked to join the band during Jeff Bridges' dates in support of his new self-titled album.

Check out Carrie playing with Jeff in video from August 16th's Today show here, August 17th's Colbert Report here with a web-only exclusive here, August 17th's Live! With Regis & Kelly here and the three songs from Rolling Stone's offices here. The Austin City Limits episode is scheduled to air the first weekend of November.

Check out Carrie performing live on stage with her own band, please see Tour Dates >>

JANUARY 2011: Rosebud Artists Recognized In Village Voice 2010 Pazz & Jop Poll

Eleven albums and six singles released by Rosebud artists last year are recognized in the 2010 Village Voice Pazz & Jop Music Critics Poll, which calculated 712 critics' votes for the most important music of the year.

Listed among the year's top albums are:
Mavis Staples, You Are Not Alone (GRAMMY Nominated)
Bettye LaVette, Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook (GRAMMY Nominated)
Dr. John and The Lower 911, Tribal (GRAMMY Nominated)
Trombone Shorty, Backatown (GRAMMY Nominated)
Charlie Musselwhite, The Well (GRAMMY Nominated)
Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamers
Jackson Browne & David Lindley, Love Is Strange (GRAMMY Nominated)
Carrie Rodriguez, Love and Circumstance
Jim Lauderdale, Patchwork River
Carrie Rodriguez, Live in Louisville
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Rise & Shine

Listed among the year's top singles are:
Mavis Staples, "You Are Not Alone" and "Last Train"
Bettye LaVette, "Salt of the Earth"
Trombone Shorty, "On Your Way Down," "Backatown" and "Something Beautiful"

Also recognized on the album list:
- Elvis Costello's National Ransom, which features Jim Lauderdale and for which Jim co-wrote the song "I Lost You."
- Cyndi Lauper's GRAMMY Nominated Memphis Blues which features Charlie Musselwhite and Allen Toussaint

In addition, Captain Beefheart's "Big Eyed Beans From Venus" reissue was recognized in the year's top singles list. The late Captain Beefheart was a Rosebud artist until his retirement in 1981.

DECEMBER 2010: Carrie Rodriguez on NPR's Mountain Stage Premiering 12/3, New Duet Album We Still Love Our Country Out Digitally 2/1/11 and Austin City Limits Re-Airing Weekend of 12/3

Carrie Rodriguez's profile is getting several boosts in the near future with her Mountain Stage performance premiering on NPR beginning December 3rd, please check local listings for airtimes. The following week the show will be available to stream on NPR.org. Carrie's performance on Austin City Limits, where she is paired with Jakob Dylan, will also be rebroadcast the weekend of December 3rd on PBS.

Carrie has teamed up with Ben Kyle of Romantica on a duet album, We Still Love Our Country, which will be released digitally February 1, 2011. The album is produced by Carrie and Ben with Lee Townsend (Bill Frisell, Loudon Wainwright III, John Scofield, Charlie Hunter), who produced Carrie's last solo album Love & Circumstance.

Coming soon, Carrie will once again host and perform on the Acoustic Café Evening Tour, please stay tuned for more details on her Tour Dates page >>

SEPTEMBER 2010: Carrie Rodriguez Featured on New Los Lonely Boys Album, Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez Collection and more

Carrie Rodriguez is a featured guest on two songs on the forthcoming Los Lonely Boys album, Keep On Giving: Acoustic Live! (out September 28th). The tracks, "Heaven" and "Beast of Burden," also feature Alejandro Escovedo. Carrie, Alejandro and Los Lonely Boys toured together earlier this year, with Carrie playing her own set before playing as a member of Alejandro's band each night. Carrie is the subject of a radio special hosted by Alejandro, Live & Circumstance, that will be airing on over 131 stations - watch for more details coming soon.

Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez - The New Bye & Bye, The Best of the Trainwreck Years (2002-2007), will be released on Oct 12th. The album features four new songs and highlights from their past collaborations. On top of that, Carrie has also teamed up with Ben Kyle of Romantica on a duet EP, When We Loved Our Country. It will be available exclusively during her UK and Holland tour with Romantica, September 17 - October 11, 2010.  

Check out Carrie live on a stage near you, please see Tour Dates >>

AUGUST 2010: Television Encores for Bettye LaVette, Jim Lauderdale With Elvis Costello, Trombone Shorty and Carrie Rodriguez

Bettye LaVette, Jim Lauderdale with Elvis Costello, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Carrie Rodriguez have all been called back for encores of their recent network TV appearances.

Bettye's May 24th performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno just re-aired on August 9th. Jim Lauderdale's performance as a member of Elvis Costello's Sugarcanes band on Austin City Limits replays on August 14th. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue's June 22nd performance on The Late Show with David Letterman will be re-broadcast on August 20th. Carrie Rodriguez's Austin City Limits performance will replay on December 4th. Here's your chance to check out these great performances if you missed them the first time or enjoy them again. Catch all these artists live on stage, please see Tour Dates >>

FEBRUARY 2010: Carrie Rodriguez To Release Love & Circumstance April 13, 2010
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Carrie Rodriguez will release Love & Circumstance, her third studio album, on April 13, 2010.  The CD was produced by Lee Townsend (Bill Frisell, Loudon Wainwright III, John Scofield, Charlie Hunter, Dave Holland) and features her world-class touring band with guest appearances by Bill Frisell, Buddy Miller, Greg Leisz, and Aiofe O'Donovan.  For this project, Carrie performs works by songwriters including: Hank Williams, John Hiatt, Richard Thompson, Buddy & Julie Miller, M. Ward, Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings, Sandrine, David Rodriguez (her father), and Ava Garza (her great Aunt).

The New York Times' Jon Pareles praised Carrie's last album, She Ain't Me: "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... Behind the sorrows and longing is a determination that's grounded, implicitly, in tradition."

Beginning February 11th continuing to March 2nd, Carrie will open the Western U.S. leg of Los Lonely Boys' & Alejandro Escovedo's "Acoustic Brotherhood Tour."  In addition to Carrie's own sets, she will be joining Alejandro on fiddle for his part of the show.  Carrie will celebrate the April 13th release of the record with a New York City performance at Joe's Pub.  Please see Tour Dates >>

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JULY 2009: Carrie Rodriguez Repeats on Austin City Limits

Carrie Rodriguez's Austin City Limits appearance with Jakob Dylan to re-air the week of July 11th. You can also see clips from that show here "Absence"and "50's French Movie".

From the ACL Taping Program on July 8, 2008: Carrie Rodriguez stepped into the national spotlight with her unique collaboration with veteran songwriter Chip Taylor, which yielded three critically acclaimed albums of duets. But Rodriguez's solo work has proven she is a master of intimate, honest songs that put an urbane, seductive spin on country and bluegrass.

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AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: (3404) Jakob Dylan / Carrie Rodriguez

APRIL 2009: Carrie Rodriguez Live In Louisville CD Out Now

Carrie Rodriguez has just released Live In Louisville, a new CD featuring a full 12 song set from April 2007, recorded while touring with Lucinda Williams.  Two of the songs are released here for the first time: a cover of Bill Monroe's "You Won't Be Satisfied (That Way)" and the instrumental "Blackberry Blossom."  Other highlights include "Big Kiss" and a rockin' version of "50's French Movie."  Carrie says of this tour, "this was truly a life altering experience!"  The CD is available on Carrie's website carrierodriguez.com, at her shows, and if you happen to live in Texas or Kentucky, Waterloo Records in Austin, TX and Ear X-tacy in Louisville, KY.

Carrie is currently touring extensively throughout the North America and Europe.