Aidin Vaziri | Carrie Rodriguez might seem like the odd one out on the Acoustic Brotherhood Tour, which also includes Los Lonely Boys and Alejandro Escovedo on the bill. But the fiddle-playing Texan singer-songwriter says she has no problem fitting in on such a testosterone-heavy bill. “I’ve become one of the guys,” Rodriguez shrugs. At 31, she’s a hardy road warrior who has put in the miles behind two critically successful studio releases. Her third, “Love and Circumstances,” arrives in April on Berkeley’s Opus Records.
Q: You have a covers album coming out in April. What inspired that?
A: Well, I had been singing a song at the end of my concerts in Spanish every night called “La Punalada Trapera” that my great-aunt Eva Garza used to sing. And every night people would come up and say, “Where can I get your version of that song?” I couldn’t figure out how to put it on my own albums because it didn’t really fit, so I decided to make a covers album.
Q: I noticed you didn’t do any Beyoncé songs. That was just a horrible oversight, right?
A: No, I’ll save that for the live show. Read more.