DCA Opens 2009 Season with Musician/Vocalist Carrie Rodriguez

Carrie Rodriguez is an explosive musician, songwriter, and vocalist who defies categorization. Fiddle in hand, the Texas native’s folksy twang delivers on every song, hitting just the right notes. Performing in concert at the Door Community Auditorium on Friday, June 12 at 8 pm, Carrie Rodriguez will treat the audience to a performance that sparkles with intellect and emotion.

Carrie Rodriguez’s musical journey began in Austin, where as a little girl she began violin lessons rather than submit to mandatory naps.

“I remember walking down the hallway and hearing these violins scratching out ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.’ I was immediately drawn to that and came home and told my mom I wanted to take violin lessons,” she said.

The lessons “took” and Rodriguez continued her musical training at Oberlin College’s Conservatory of Music. Inspired by family friend Lyle Lovett’s fiddle player Andrea Zonn, Rodriguez transferred to Boston’s Berklee College of Music, where she found the resources to transform the violin into a fiddle.

The change in musical environment not only influenced Rodriguez’s fiddle playing, but also served as the perfect setting for collaborative duets, including a significant turn with singer/songwriter Chip Taylor.

Today, the Brooklyn-based Rodriguez is busy touring following the release of her album She Ain’t Me which climbed to #2 at Americana Radio. She was also honored by The Roots Music Association with a 2008 “Songwriter of the Year” award in the Folk category.

Tickets for Carrie Rodriguez are $26, $22, and $18, and are available at the Door Community Auditorium box office in Fish Creek, just north of the town center on Highway 42. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am – 3 pm; weekend show days, 11 am – 3 pm; and one hour prior to a performance.

Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 920.868.2728 or by visiting