Class Notes: From “¡Americano!,” Carrie Rodriguez, Composer


Listen: Lauren Class Schneider talks to Carrie Rodriguez, Composer, from “¡Americano!”

Carrie Rodriguez

Carrie Rodriguez, a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, finds beauty in the cross-pollination of diverse traditions. A passionate performer, she melds fiery fiddle playing, electrifying vocals and a fresh interpretation of new and classic songs with an “Ameri-Chicana” attitude. Her most recent release, the critically-acclaimed bilingual album, Lola, was named as one of NPR’s top 50 albums of the year. Carrie has performed on stages across North America and Europe for the last decade, as well as on programs such as Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show, A Prairie Home Companion, and NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts. In the words of author Brené Brown, “She’s the trifecta for me – beautiful singer, soulful songwriter, and kick-ass fiddler.”

¡Americano!, a new American musical, will play a limited engagement through June 19 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street.) Tickets are now on sale at, (212) 239-6200.

5 A scene from ¡AMERICANO! photo by Maria Baranova

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