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 18New Orleans, LATipitina’s (opening for Alejandro Escovedo)
July 20Alta, WYGrand Targhee Folk & Americana Festival
July 23Telluride, COPlaza in Mountain Village
July 24Albuquerque, NMRio Grande Botanic Garden
July 25Taos, NMKTAO Solar Center
August 2Santa Monica, CAMcCabe’s
August 3San Diego, CAAnthology
August 4Los Angeles, CAHotel Café
August 6New York, NYJoe’s Pub
August 7Baltimore, MDFirst Thursday Concert Series/ WTMD
August 8Philadelphia, PATin Angel
August 10Charleston, WVMountain Stage taping
August 18Philadelphia, PAWorld Cafe Taping
August 28Yakima, WASeason’s Performance Center
August 30Spokane, WAPig Out In The Park
September 2Boston, MACN8 taping – will air 9/8
September 3Portland, MEOne Longfellow Square
September 4Albany, NYWAMC Performing Arts Studio
September 5Boston, MACafe 939
September 7Fall River, MANarrows Festival of the Arts
September 8Santa Fe, NMSanta Fe Brewing Co (opening for Alejandro Escovedo)
September 9Phoenix, AZRhythm Room (opening for Alejandro Escovedo)
September 12San Francisco, CABimbo’s (opening for Alejandro Escovedo
September 13Portland, ORAladdin Theatre (opening for Alejandro Escovedo)
September 14-15Seattle, WAThe Triple Door (opening for AlejandroEscovedo)
September 16Vancouver, BCBiltmore Cabaret (opening for AlejandroEscovedo)
September 17Boise, IDEgyptian Theatre (opening for Alejandro Escovedo)
September 18Nashville, TNAmericana Music Association Showcase
September 19Denver, COThe Bluebird Theatre (opening for Alejandro Escovedo)
September 20Lake City, COLake City Wine & Music Festival
October 18Santa Barbara, CALobero Theatre
October 24Norman, OKThe Sooner Theatre
October 25Houston, TXHouston Woman’s Festival

Last Updated on July 17, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen