Latin Roots: Carrie Rodriguez : World Cafe The fiddle-playing songwriter performs music from her new, purposefully bilingual album, Lola.
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Latin Roots: Carrie Rodriguez

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Latin Roots: Carrie Rodriguez

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Set List

  • "I Dreamed I Was Lola Beltran"
  • "La Ultima Vez"
  • "The West Side"

Carrie Rodriguez is a fiddle-playing singer and songwriter from Texas who first became known with a series of duo albums she made with Chip Taylor. She's been recording solo in English for a while, but her new album, Lola, is purposefully bilingual.

Rodriguez says Lola was inspired by the music of her great-aunt, who was a ranchera singer in the 1930s. In this session, she also talks about growing up in Austin, which she says was divided into two sides of town defined by language and ethnicity. Hear the conversation and performance above.

Carrie Rodriguez, 'Lola'

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