Carrie Rodriguez

Carrie Rodriguez

Five years ago, singer, songwriter and violinist Carrie Rodriguez had a simple goal: ''To get a gig playing fiddle with somebody great, be on the road and make a living.'' But ever since she was spotted at Cheapo Discs in her hometown of Austin, Texas, backing outsider country act Hayseed at an in-store gig during the 2001 South By Southwest music convention, Rodriguez has far exceeded her all-too-modest expectations. Through her unique collaboration with veteran songwriter Chip Taylor, which began after that in-store and has yielded three critically... more