Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez
Carrie Rodriguez, a singer/songwriter from Austin, Texas, finds beauty in the cross-pollination of diverse traditions. A passionate performer, she effortlessly melds fiery fiddle playing, electrifying vocals and a fresh interpretation of new and classic songs with an “Ameri-Chicana” attitude. Her newest project, ¡Americano!, found her switching roles from performer to composer/lyricist of an original musical that follows the true story and journey of Tony Valdovinos, born in Colima, Mexico and brought to the U.S. when he was two years old. The musical, which ended its 27-show debut at The Phoenix Theatre Company at the end of February of 2020 with 10 consecutive sellout performances, casts a profoundly human light on what it means to be a DREAMer.