Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Carrie Rodriguez 

9 p.m. Thursday, November 13. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

The daughter of one of Austin's greatest and most elusive songwriters (David Rodriguez), a long-time partner to Americana hero Chip Taylor and a fiddler with contest-killing chops, Carrie Rodriguez doesn't stand a chance with Clear Channel country radio. But on this year's sterling She Ain't Me, she modernizes country on her own terms, shifting between electric-mandolin-driven morality tales and hooky folk-rock, illuminating personal dramas with the skill of a young Lucinda Williams (who gets in some guest wailing on "Mask of Moses"), and flirting with another Carrie's (as in Underwood) bitch-on-twang-pop wheels. "Whoever Ms. Whoever is, she ain't me," she sings on the album's title track, calling out the competition, Americana or otherwise, and the threat drips sweetly from her lips.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Latest in Critics' Picks

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 21, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation