PLYMOUTH — January 17, 2013 was Carrie Rodriguez Day in her hometown of Austin, Texas, "in recognition of her work in advancing Austin as the 'Live Music Capital of the world'." The singer, songwriter and instrumentalist will make the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University her home in a single performance November 8 at 8 p.m.
The honor in her hometown was just the latest in a string of accolades for the prodigious fiddler, soulful singer and probing songwriter who has toured with Lyle Lovett, Lucinda Williams, John Prine and Los Lobos.
The Huffington Post says "Carrie Rodriguez just might be the hardest-working woman in American roots music. The Austin, Texas-born-and-raised singer-songwriter plays the fiddle but doesn't fiddle around."
Rodriguez detoured from a degree as a classical violinist at Oberlin, choosing instead to become a fiddler at the Berklee College of Music in Boston after sitting in on a sound check with her father's friend, Lyle Lovett. She made her solo debut in 2006 with Seven Angels on a Bicycle and says, "All of a sudden I found myself in this position of being called a singer-songwriter, which felt so strange." But she happily returned to that role on her latest album, Give Me All You Got, which topped the Americana Radio Chart for weeks as one of the strongest debut albums of the year. The album's producer Lee Townsend says that album "still addresses Carrie's roots in Americana, but with a bit of a pop edge. I think it is her most mature record—every direction that is explored is distilled to an essential kind of expression."
Rodriquez toured Europe With Chip Taylor in a program that showcased artists of Hispanic ancestry including Carlos Santana, Los Lobos, Linda Ronstadt, Gloria Estefan, Jose Feliciano and Rodriguez. The tour captured the heart of Americana music aficionados and infused the Latino community with a dose of Ameri-Chicana pride, according to TODOAustin.com.
Tickets for Carrie Rodriquez's Plymouth performance are $35 for adults, $33 for seniors and $20 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.
Last Updated on Friday, 01 November 2013 08:30
GILFORD — Opechee Garden Club will welcome back Bill Graham on November 14 at 7 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford.
Graham, one of New England's top floral designers is the owner of Beautiful Things, a flower and gift shop in Salem Mass. Known for his acclaimed presentation "The Little Black Dress'', Mr. Graham has created a new program, "Blueprints for the Holidays" which promises an evening filled with fun and glamorous ideas to spice up the holidays.
He will provide ideas for holiday decorating, taking us from the front door to the holiday dinner table, while offering ideas for fashion accessories to add some bling and fun to holiday accessories. Graham's floral creations will be auctioned off at the end of the evening.
The public is invited to attend this special evening event. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments. A donation of $5 is requested. Reservations are not required however we would appreciate being notified if you have a group of 10 or more as seating is limited.
Last Updated on Friday, 01 November 2013 08:21
GILFORD — The Gilford Public Library will host a presentation on Thursday, November 7 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.focusing on a number of New Hampshire men who never returned home after World War II.
Author Aimee Gagnon Fogg will discuss her recently published book, The Granite Men of Henri-Chapelle. A Nashua native, Fogg grew up hearing stories about her Great-Uncle, PFC Paul Lavoie, who was killed in action in Germany. He now rests among 7,992 WWII soldiers at the Henri-Chapelle American Military Cemetery in Belgium.
After a pilgrimage to the site, she learned that 37 other NH men were also buried there. Her book is an attempt to remember each of the NH men as well as capture the essence of the person behind the military rank.
Fogg emphasizes in her introduction that the book is meant to allow each man an opportunity to share his life once again, a life he sacrificed in the pursuit of liberty for his fellow man.
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 10:08
FRANKLIN — The Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary will host its Fifth Annual Holiday Craft Fair Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Bessie Rowell Community Center (12 Rowell Drive, Franklin).
Proceeds from this annual event help to support important initiatives at Franklin Regional Hospital. This is a perfect opportunity to pick-up local hand-made gifts and everything needed for the upcoming holiday season. The fair will also feature a bake sale, penny sale, 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction. Admission and parking is free.
For more information, call 934-2060 ext. 8780.
LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers.
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 10:04
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- PSU’s Silver Series presents Paul Taylor 2 Dance Co.
- Scouts will be Scouting for Food 11/2, 11/8 and 11/9
- Educational Theatre Collaborative hosting auditions for Oliver musical
- Muzzleloader deer season starts Nov. 2; regular firearms deer Nov. 13
- Pasquaney Garden Club Workshop Planned