May 14: Carrie Rodriguez at the Last Day Saloon

After years spent as the star attraction in the company of “Wild Thing” and “Angel of the Morning” songwriter Chip Taylor, it only seemed natural for the extremely talented wings of Carrie Rodriguez to take flight on a solo career with the release of her acclaimed 2006 album, Seven Angels on a Bicycle. Rodriguez is such a phenomenal fiddle player, mandolinist and singer that it’s easy to overlook any ho-humming over her recent album, She Ain’t Me; the songs, well-written but limply supported by inorganic production in the studio, should have no problem coming to full life onstage. Rodriguez has long been cast as a rising star in these pages, and anyone who caught her opening for Lucinda Williams’ latest tour is also laying their money down. Carrie Rodriguez in the late aughts is like Emmylou Harris in the late ’70s. Go see her if you know what’s good for you on Thursday, May 14, at the Last Day Saloon. 120 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 8pm. $15. 707.545.2343.Gabe Meline
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