Singer/songwriter Carrie Rodriguez kicks off her tour on July 18 in New Orleans, LA and wraps on October 25 in Houston, TX. Nine of...

Singer/songwriter Carrie Rodriguez kicks off her tour on July 18 in New Orleans, LA and wraps on October 25 in Houston, TX. Nine of her 33 concerts are opening for Alejandro Escovedo.

Her second solo album, “She Ain’t Me”, follow up to 2006’s critically-acclaimed “Seven Angels on a Bicycle,” will be released on August 5. The Austin, TX-born and Berkeley trained violinist-turned-fiddler enlisted Malcolm Burn (Emmylou Harris, Kaki King, Patti Smith) to produce. “Malcolm was extremely passionate,” she said in a statement. “I felt like he had 100% of his energy and spirit going into this project.”

“She Ain’t Me” contains 11 new songs, 10 written or co-written by Carrie Rodriguez. “Because I took some chances, wrote with some new people and actually co-wrote most of the songs on the album, it’s very different,” added Rodriguez. Co-writers include Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), Dan Wilson (Semisonic, Dixie Chicks), Jim Boquist (Son Volt) and Mary Gauthier.

The core of Rodriguez’s touring band are guitarist Hans Holzen and bassist Kyle Kegerreis. They are augmented by keyboardist Malcolm Burn; drummer Aaron Comess; Greg Leisz on pedal and lap steel guitars; Gary Louris with background vocals and acoustic guitar; and Lucinda Williams who appears as a guest vocalist singing back-up on “Mask of Moses.”

Rodriguez recently taped her first Austin City Limits performance which begins airing on October 25. The show also features Jakob Dylan. “I grew up watching Austin City Limits” Rodriguez added, “so this was a dream come true for me — definitely the highlight of my musical career so far.”

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Carrie Rodriguez itinerary:
(Dates subject to change)

July 18 New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s (opening for Alejandro Escovedo)
July 20 Alta, WY Grand Targhee Folk & Americana Festival
July 23 Telluride, CO Plaza in Mountain Village
July 24 Albuquerque, NM Rio Grande Botanic Garden
July 25 Taos, NM KTAO Solar Center
August 2 Santa Monica, CA McCabe’s
August 3 San Diego, CA Anthology
August 4 Los Angeles, CA Hotel Café
August 6 New York, NY Joe’s Pub
August 7 Baltimore, MD First Thursday Concert Series/ WTMD
August 8 Philadelphia, PA Tin Angel
August 10 Charleston, WV Mountain Stage taping
August 18 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Taping
August 28 Yakima, WA Season’s Performance Center
August 30 Spokane, WA Pig Out In The Park
September 2 Boston, MA CN8 taping – will air 9/8
September 3 Portland, ME One Longfellow Square
September 4 Albany, NY WAMC Performing Arts Studio
September 5 Boston, MA Cafe 939
September 7 Fall River, MA Narrows Festival of the Arts
September 8 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Brewing Co (opening for Alejandro Escovedo)
September 9 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room (opening for Alejandro Escovedo)
September 12 San Francisco, CA Bimbo’s (opening for Alejandro Escovedo
September 13 Portland, OR Aladdin Theatre (opening for Alejandro Escovedo)
September 14-15 Seattle, WA The Triple Door (opening for AlejandroEscovedo)
September 16 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret (opening for AlejandroEscovedo)
September 17 Boise, ID Egyptian Theatre (opening for Alejandro Escovedo)
September 18 Nashville, TN Americana Music Association Showcase
September 19 Denver, CO The Bluebird Theatre (opening for Alejandro Escovedo)
September 20 Lake City, CO Lake City Wine & Music Festival
October 18 Santa Barbara, CA Lobero Theatre
October 24 Norman, OK The Sooner Theatre
October 25 Houston, TX Houston Woman’s Festival