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SLCene Suggests: Carrie Rodriguez at The State Room

by on February 19, 2013

CARRIE RODRIGUEZ, THE STATE ROOM, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m., $12

I first caught wind of Carrie Rodriguez when she came through Salt Lake City for a show at the old Zephyr Club alongside Chip Taylor, the man who wrote “Wild Thing.” At that time, she was a young fiddle-playing wunderkind who largely let Taylor take center stage. A decade later, Rodriguez has grown into a stellar singer/songwriter in her own right, and she’s just released her fifth full-length album, Give Me All You Got. With a voice that only seems to get better with age, and a keen knack for penning striking lyrics, Rodriguez seems to be hitting her stride as a solo artist, while still finding time to perform here and there with the likes of Lyle Lovett, John Prine, Bill Frisell, Alejandro Escovedo, and Los Lobos. Jeff Crosby opens the show Tuesday. If you bought tickets in advance, some were printed with “Wednesday, Feb. 19” on them–note that the show is actually Tuesday, Feb. 19.


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