Carrie Rodriguez will perform a "backstage" show at Stuart's Opera House on March 24.
Carrie Rodriguez will perform a “backstage” show at Stuart’s Opera House on March 24.

Stuart’s to Host Carrie Rodriguez for “Backstage” Concert

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Stuart’s Opera House will host a special backstage show with singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez on Thursday, March 24th at 7:30 p.m.

Rodriguez, an Austin, Texas, native, began playing violin at age five. Her training quickly became the passion and focus of her childhood, and by age 10, she had performed as part of a group at Carnegie Hall. She continued the classical track in her first year at Oberlin Conservatory, then shifted gears to pursue her true love affair with the fiddle—staying true to her Texas roots—at the Berklee College of Music.

Early in her career, a collaboration with singer-songwriter Chip Taylor resulted in four highly acclaimed duet albums. Her subsequent solo albums highlight the diversity of her musical identity, from her debut Seven Angels on a Bicycle to 2013’s Give Me All You Got, which reached number one on the Americana Music Charts.

Rodriguez has toured, recorded and co-written songs with legendary artists such as Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Bill Frisell, Rickie Lee Jones, Mary Gauthier, Los Lobos, Alejandro Escovedo and Los Lonely Boys, among others. She has made numerous television and radio appearances, including Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show and A Prairie Home Companion.

Her newest album, Lola, is inspired by the 1940’s-era recordings of Rodriguez’ great aunt, Chicana singing sensation Eva Garza. The album, a mixture of new and old material, features Spanish songs written by some of Rodriguez’ favorite Mexican composers, as well as her own Ranchera-inspired original songs written in English, Spanish and “Spanglish.”

Produced by Lee Townsend, Lola is supported by an all-star band, The Sacred Hearts, assembled especially for this project. The group features internationally acclaimed composer/guitarist Bill Frisell, Viktor Krauss on bass, Luke Jacobs on pedal steel and guitars, David Pulkingham on nylon string guitar and electric guitar and Brannen Temple on drums and percussion. The crowd-funded project, supported entirely by friends and fans, was released in February by Rodriguez’ own label, Luz Records.

For this “backstage show,” the audience will be seated on stage with Rodriguez. General admission tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit