Based in Austin, and schooled at Berklee College of Music, fiddle-playing singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez blends americana and ranchera-inspired music into an utterly unique sonic experience. For her sixth studio album, released on her own label, Luz Records, Rodriguez recruited all-star band, the Sacred Hearts, to amplify her “Ameri-Chicana” attitude and sound. Lola is inspired by the 1940s recordings by her great-aunt, and Chicana legend, Eva Garza and includes both old songs from Rodriguez’s favorite Mexican composers, as well as originals sung in English, Spanish, and “Spanglish.” The album is set to release on February 19th. Carrie joined us at Studio 1A, performing some songs from Lola with Luke Jacobs on electric guitar and lap steel, and Brannen Temple on drums and percussion. You can listen to that performance here, and see her live with the Sacred Hearts at the Texas Union Theatre on Saturday, February 13th, and her Warterloo in-store on Friday, February 19th.