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Singer and songwriter Carrie Rodriguez will perform at Stuart's Opera House on Thursday. 

Carrie Rodriguez to take on Stuart’s Opera House on Thursday

Rodriguez to stop by Southeastern Ohio on Thursday.

“Ameri-Chicana” singer, Carrie Rodriguez will be handing out some Texas flavor to Appalachian Ohio at Stuart’s Opera House on Thursday.

Rodriguez’s performance will be a duo with guitarist Luke Jacobs.

Rodriguez has been known to combine different sounds to create a distinct and soulful vibe. She is best known for her 2013 album which reached No. 1 on the Americana Music Charts with singles such as Give Me All You Got,” “I Cry for Love” and “Devil In Mind.”

She has worked with distinguished artists such as Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Rickie Lee Jones and Los Lobos.

Her 2016 album, Lola, examines her Texas-based background, combining Spanish and Mexican roots in her songwriting along with Americana and folk influences.

Lee Townsend, a producer for Rodriguez, said Rodriguez's talents in lyricism and collaboration have allowed her to have a successful career.

She has a diverse pallete of songs that she can interpret and is very mature in the way she collaborates with people,” Townsend said. This gives her a dynamic presence as a performer.”

Along with singing, she is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, having experience in fiddle and tenor guitar.

Brian Koscho, the marketing director of Stuart’s Opera House, said she is a strong fit for the venue.

We always love presenting music at Stuart's that fits into different genres and will appeal to different audiences, and Carrie is able to do that all in one set,” Koscho said. “It really creates something new and exciting, so her background in all of these genres will fit right in.”

Rodriguez played at Stuart’s a few years ago. Koscho said her familiarity of the location and her raw talent will enhance her performance.

“Her ability to mix all of these instruments with her own unique brand of songwriting makes her live show an incredible performance,” he said.

Townsend said Rodriguez knows how to display her vocal talents by connecting with an audience.

“She’s a fantastic and expressive singer and also very conversational and charismatic,” Townsend said. “It will be a very passionate performance this Thursday by an unsurpassed singer.”

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Rodriguez said performing in a small setting is more gratifying for her than performing at larger venue.

“Smaller towns tend to be the places we remember for years,” Rodriguez said. “You get to know people better and get to know names, making it a much more personal experience.”

Rodriguez is familiar with a wide variety of music such as jazz, pop and indie rock. She said she hopes her knowledge of music across genres will help her connect with an audience with various backgrounds.

“If your audience gets into your music, you as a performer will too,” Rodriguez said. Hopefully there is something for everyone to connect with, whatever their musical tastes are.”

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