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-a– fiddler.”
Carrie lives in Austin with her husband and musical collaborator Luke Jacobs, and their 4-year-old son Cruz. You can learn more about Carrie at https://www.carrierodriguez.com.
Valdovinos learned of his undocumented immigration status on his 18th birthday when he tried to enlist in the U.S. Marines. Americano! chronicles Tony’s journey including his community service and becoming an entrepreneur and the owner of a grassroots mobilization firm La Machine Political Consulting. The future of Dreamers, including Tony, is in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Supreme Court is expected decide the fate of the DACA program in June.