Austin native Carrie Rodriguez makes her first Austin City Limits appearance this month. Her performance, taped in July, will air the week of October 25, 2008 (check local listings in your area); the show also features Jakob Dylan. “I grew up watching Austin City Limits” Rodriguez said, “so this was a dream come true for me – definitely the highlight of my musical career so far.” Austin City Limits (PBS), the legendary public television show, is the longest-running popular music show in the United States and just kicked off its 34th season. Highlights of the set include songs from SHE AIN’T ME, Rodriguez’s second solo album and follow-up to 2006’s critically-acclaimed SEVEN ANGELS ON A BICYCLE (EMI/Manhattan/Back Porch) as well as audience favorites “Never Gonna Be Your Bride” and “Absence”. For the show, the Austin-born and Berklee trained violinist-turned-fiddler enlisted her touring band — Hans Holzen (guitar), Kyle Kegerreis (bass), Eric Platz (drums) — as well as special guests Gary Louris of the Jayhawks (background vocals, guitar), Greg Leisz (pedal & lap steel guitars) and Michael Ramos (keyboards). A stellar sophomore effort, SHE AIN’T ME has been receiving rave reviews. The Associated Press said “The classically trained Rodriguez’s second solo album, “She Ain’t Me,” showcases her growth as a vocalist. Her voice has blossomed into a versatile, nuanced instrument that’s equally appealing on a swaggering rocker or love lament. It’s clear Rodriguez is a major talent.” While the Boston Globe raved “What can’t she do… Carrie Rodriguez has rapidly emerged as one of the most compelling new voices on the roots-rock scene. What’s so enticing about Rodriguez’s music is her gift for delivering emotional grit with a winsome sound. Whether flirty, forlorn, or fighting mad, her voice is cool and self-contained, full of promise and peril.” Rodriguez is touring in support of SHE AIN’T ME through November of 2009 (see current touring itinerary below). Her segment on the popular radio show Mountain Stage aired in October and she is featured (12 pages) n the new No Depression bookzine on newstands everywhere now. She will grace the cover of the music industry touring magazine Pollstar on November 3rd. Her segment on the popular radio show World Café will air soon. SHE AIN’T ME recently reached #2 on the Americana radio charts and #18 on the AAA non-com charts. In November, she’ll tape the nationally syndicated radio show Acoustic Café. Look for her visibility to increase even more next year with additional TV, media, and touring introducing her music to a wider audience.

(as of October 20th)

22-Oct Austin, TX @ The Cactus Café – presented by w/very special guest Eleanor Whitmore Good Day Austin (FOX TV)
23-Oct Austin, TX @ Cactus Café – presented by w/very special guest Eleanor Whitmore Waterloo Records instore performance/signing
24-Oct Norman, [email protected] The Sooner Theatre w/Ruthie Foster
25-Oct Houston, TX @ The Houston Women’s Festival
26-Oct Dallas, TX @ The Granada Theater w/Sarah Bettens
28-Oct Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm & Brews w/very special guest Laticia Wolf
29-Oct Knoxville, TN @ The Bijou Theater Tennessee Shines! taping
1-Nov WFDU “Crash On The Levee” interview/performance
2-Nov Ringwood, NJ @ The Ringwood Public Library New Legacy Concert Series
4-Nov Acoustic Café taping in Ann Arbor, MI
5-Nov Minneapolis, MN @ TBA Showcase Minnesota – KARE (TV) KTCZ interview/performance
6-Nov Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon w/very special guests Romantica KCMP interview/performance in Minneapolis, MN
7-Nov Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater/WUWM Event
w/very special guests Romantica WUWM DJ taping
8-Nov Chicago, IL @ The Morse Theater
w/very special guest Javier Mendoza
WBSD interview/performance in Burlington, WI
9-Nov KCLC interview (phoner) in St. Louis, MO
10-Nov Ames, IA @ The Maintenance Shop w/very special guests Romantica
11-Nov KFMG interview/performance in Des Moines,IA
12-Nov Davenport, IA @ The Redstone Room w/very special guests Romantica
13-Nov St Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill – Duck Room
w/very special guests Romantica KDHX interview/performance
14-Nov Indianapolis, IN @ The Rathskeller/Kellersaal Ballroom/WTTS Event w/very special guests Cousin Roger
15-Nov Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Café w/very special guests Romantica WVEL interview/performance
16-Nov Outsight Radio interview (phoner) in Waterford, MI WKDF “The Billy Block Show” interview in Nashville, TN
18-Nov Atlanta, GA @ Eddie’s Attic w/very special guests Romantica Value Music in office performance
19-Nov Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle Music Hall w/The Waybacks WNCW interview/performance in Spindale, NC
20-Nov Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse w/very special guests Romantica WGWG interview/performance
21-Nov Savannah, GA @ The Lucas Theatre – opening for John Prine
22-Nov Jacksonville, FL @ The Florida Theatre – opening for John Prine
4-Dec Kent, OH @ The Kent Stage w/very special guests KaiserCartel WCPN “Around Noon” interview/performance
5-Dec Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café/WYEP Event w/very special guests KaiserCartel WYEP interview/performamce
6-Dec Arden, DE @ The Arden Gild Hall w/very special guests Sky Drops
7-Dec New York, NY @ Alvin Alley Theater/The 28th Annual Lennon Tribute (a benefit for World Hunger Year – sponsored by WFUV)
13-Dec Easton, MD @ The Avalon Theatre
14-Dec Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java w/very special guest Carsie Blanton
15-Dec Charlottesville, VA @ Gravity Lounge
19-Dec Fall River, MA @ The Narrows w/very special guest Mark Erelli
13-Jan Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door w/very special guests KaiserCartel
14-Jan Eugene, OR @ John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts w/very special guests KaiserCartel
15-Jan Yakima, WA @ Seasons Performance Center
w/very special guests KaiserCartel
16-Jan Portland, OR @ Doug Fir w/very special guests KaiserCartel
18-Jan Boise, ID @ The Grizzley Rose w/very special guests KaiserCartel
22-Jan Denver, CO @ The Soiled Dove w/very special guests KaiserCartel
29 Jan Glasgow SCOTLAND @ Celtic Connections (solo) w/Mary Gauthier
NOTE: more UK dates (solo) w/Mary Gauthier being put together
16 May Fallon, NV @ Barkley Theatre/Oats Park Arts Center