Carrie Rodriguez Bares Her Soul

Several years ago, a friend who has worked in the music business for many years told me that I would enjoy seeing Carrie perform.  I had not been able to attend any shows up to now, so I made sure not to have any conflicts when this show was announced.

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From the moment Austin-based Carrie Rodriguez took the stage with Luke Jacobs at Johnny D’s last Sunday evening, the audience was completely captivated by her.The first thing that struck me was her voice – the emotion in her songs is raw and palpable. You can see it in her expressions.

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She’s a lovely fiddler but she played some other four-stringed instruments; I’m not sure if they were ukeleles because they looked larger than the ukes I’m used to seeing.

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Luke is a singer-songwriter as well. He said he was an English major in college, which made me think that if an English major in also musically inclined, being a songwriter is an ideal career! I especially enjoyed it when he played the lap steel.

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There is a lot of chemisty between Carrie and Luke. I don’t know if their relationship extends beyond music partners, but clearly they are very good friends. They work well with each other, trading leads and backing each other on vocals.

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My favorite song was “La Puñalada Trapera” which I believe she said was famously performed by her great aunt.

Carrie and Luke are well worth seeing perform, especially now when they are still performing in smaller venues where you can be up close and personal with them.

About suze72

I've loved the arts all my life... I go to a lot of concerts, take lots of photos and want to share them. Every once in a while I do something other than a concert, too. The Boston area is full of opportunities to indulge my passion - I'd like to help make it yours too!

Posted on January 27, 2014, in concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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