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"Don't Speak In English"

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Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez: Digging Roots

Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez: Digging Roots

Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez: Digging Roots

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Spotlight: Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez Perform 'Play It Again Sam'

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The unlikely Americana duo of Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez recently performed a studio session at KUT.

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"Don't Speak In English"

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"Your Name Is On My Lips Again"

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"On An Island"

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The man who wrote "Wild Thing" and "Angel of the Morning" first teamed up with violin prodigy Carrie Rodriguez after a chance encounter at SXSW in 2001. Since then, their collaborations have made them stars in the world of Americana music. On paper, the generation gap may seem like a head-scratcher — she's 32, he's 66 — but in practice, they form a seamless duo, pairing Chip Taylor's legendary songwriting skills and Rodriguez's undeniable virtuosity.

Taylor and Rodriguez recently stopped by KUT's Studio 1A to play material from their recent greatest-hits collection, The New Bye and Bye, and tell us about their musical touchstones.