At some point Carrie Rodriguez must want to step up and grab the brass ring and step out of the shadows of Lucinda Williams, Mary Gauthier and every other female singer songwriter orbiting on the fringe of Nashville fame and fortune. She’s played second fiddle (literally) to a number of great artists and is presently on tour with Alejandro Escovedo, she has also collaborated a number of times with Chip Taylor (“Wild Thing” and Jon Voight’s brother). But it’s her solo career that is her new focus. Her new record, She Ain’t Me, with it’s ample hooks and her beautiful voice and fiddle playing may be the one to put her over the top.
“She Ain’t Me” is a sassy little track about a confident girl who knows she’s the best thing her lucky sap has or will ever meet. Here’s the title track for this August 5th release on Back Porch.