Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez: Kindred Spirits

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Set List

Songs Taylor and Rodriguez play for 'World Cafe':

  • "Must Be the Whiskey"
  • "Angel of the Morning"
  • "Keep Your Hat on Jenny"
  • "Red Dog Tracks"

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Hear bonus audio from the duo:

When Chip Taylor saw Carrie Rodriguez play at the 2001 South by Southwest Music Festival, he knew he needed to share the stage with her. An invitation to tour together followed, and eventually the two ended up collaborating, blending harmonies with Rodriguez's fiddle playing.

Chip Taylor saw Carrie Rodriguez have been playing music together since 2001.

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The veteran songwriter Taylor, responsible for "Wild Thing" in addition to Nashville favorites like "Angel of the Morning," has found renewed energy in writing duets with Rodriguez. The duo recorded Let's Leave This Town in 2002, and followed it up with the acclaimed The Trouble With Humans in 2003.

The pair continue to evolve with their latest release, Red Dog Tracks, which includes jazz guitarist Bill Frisell adding his trademark sound to the well-shaped, romantic sound of Taylor and Rodriguez.

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