Concert preview: Carrie Rodriguez continues Natalie’s stretch of great singer-songwriters

From the March 28, 2013 edition

Natalie’s has been bringing some low-key singer-songwriter royalty to the lower fringes of Worthington, and Carrie Rodriguez is the latest to hold court.

The multi-instrumentalist, Chip Taylor disciple has toured Europe with the likes of Carlos Santana, Los Lobos and Gloria Estefan. She’s collaborated with John Prine, John Mayer and Patti Griffin. Her songs are the sort of rootsy easy listening that send old-school NPR programmers into fits of euphoria.

She’ll be in town Friday in support of fourth studio album Give Me All You’ve Got, inspired by a move back to her hometown, Austin, after a year in NYC. Stream it at her website and decide if this intimate engagement is your speed.