"She creates beautiful music that is always slyly smart, which in turn makes it more beautiful." -- The New Yorker
"...she emerges as a superb interpretive singer, not only milking melodies for all their pleasure but also revealing new implications in the lyrics." -- The Washington Post
"'Fiddle' and 'deadly' don't usually appear in the same sentence together – unless you're talking about Carrie Rodriguez. Austin-born and bred and ready to take on the world." -- The Denver Post
"...Rodriguez has never sung better…Lola, like her most recent discs, have turned a brighter spotlight on her singing than her formidable violin, ...and you’ve got yourself your first surefire winner of 2016." -- Elmore Magazine
"Rodriguez has been hinting at the ambition displayed on Lola for some time. What's surprising is how a record of such scope and imagination can be rendered so intimately and elegantly." -- AllMusic
"...Rodriguez' own songs are balanced by shrewd updates of Chicano oldies. Class." Daily Mirror
Carrie Rodriguez returns to the Jaqua Concert Hall on tour in support of her extraordinary new CD, Lola (February 19, Luz Records). She is joined by two of the members of her Sacred Hearts band, Luke Jacobs on guitar and steel and Brannen Temple on percussion.
Lola is the result of Rodriguez' dream of presenting her deeply personal take on Tex-Mex music. Entitled Sacred Heart, the project, which features an all-star band that includes Bill Frisell, Viktor Krauss, and Raul Malo, pairs her ranchera-inspired original tunes sung in English and “Spanglish” alongside contemporary interpretations of songs by her favorite Mexican composers delivered in Spanish. The result is heartfelt music that evokes, in her own words, “the rich landscape of blended cultures that I call home.”