180 Gram Vinyl Packaged in a Full-Color Gatefold Jacket!
Love and Circumstance is an album of cover versions that show off Carrie's influences and musical range. Selections include Big Love (John Hiatt, Nick Lowe, Ry Cooder, Jim Keltner) and Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry".
Carrie Rodriguez' professional career was launched in 2001 after a show at South By Southwest introduced her to Chip Taylor, with whom she has recorded four full albums and an EP. Her musical development started much earlier, however, and at the hands of an equally seasoned songwriting veteran, her father David Rodriquez. "My dad gave me a Leonard Cohen record for my ninth birthday! I hated it. But of course I rediscovered it at thirteen and loved it." By fifteen Rodriguez and her dad were touring the Netherlands together; chops were being honed.
Over the years, as part of a duo (with Chip Taylor), a side-woman (with Alejandro Escovedo), and solo artist, Carrie Rodriguez has dazzled critics and audiences alike with her prowess as a musician. And once again, Carrie delivers on Love & Circumstance, embracing twelve songs that have inspired, and influenced her life and music. Carrie wraps herself around songs from influences and peers such as John Hiatt/Nick Lowe/Ry Cooder/Jim Keltner (a.k.a. Little Village), Buddy Miller & Julie Miller, David Rodriguez, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Richard Thompson, Townes Van Zandt, M. Ward, Merle Haggard & Bonnie Owens, Hank Williams, Lucinda Williams, and others. She even pays homage to her family heritage with the soulful Spanish ballad ""La Puñalada Trapera," popularized in the 1950s by her great-aunt, famed Mexican bolero balladeer Eva Garza.
• 180 Gram Vinyl
• Gatefold Jacket
• Includes Limited Time mp3 download code for the entire "Love And Circumstance" Album AND the Carrie Rodriguez/Ben Kyle Duet Album "We Still Love Our Country".