JD Souther & Carrie Rodriguez

Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 8:00 pm

Baldwin Auditorium


JD Souther and Carrie Rodriguez — a celebrated pair of Texas-born singer-songwriters — share a double-bill at Baldwin Auditorium. A principal architect of the Laurel Canyon sound, the Amarillo-reared Souther produced era-defining classics for Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, and The Eagles. In addition, Souther put out a series of celebrated solo records in the late ’70s before going on a lengthy hiatus from the music business. Now based in Nashville, he returned to making records in 2008; JazzTimes described his new material as “whip-smart, adventurous, seductive … and his voice — one of the most plaintive and soulful in rock ’n’ roll — has never sounded so immediate and so powerful.”

Born and bred in Austin and schooled at Berklee, Carrie Rodriguez — a songwriter, singer, and fiddle player — broke into the business working alongside Texas music legend Chip Taylor. Since then, she’s been “hailed by Lucinda Williams, recruited by Alejandro Escovedo, nurtured by Lyle Lovett and has emerged as one of the most compelling new voices on the Americana scene” (The Boston Globe). She has recorded eight exceptional records in as many years, prompting The New Yorker to opine, “Rodriguez creates beautiful music that is always slyly smart, which in turn makes it more beautiful.”

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