Texas Troubadours featuring Ruthie Foster, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Carrie Rodriguez

Texas Troubadours featuring Ruthie Foster, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Carrie Rodriguez

Friday, November 10th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$42 ADV / $46 DOOR

FOOD TRUCK: At tonight's show we'll have food available for purchase from Cosa Nostra Pasta Truck in front of The Freight starting at 6:30 PM.

All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Texas Troubadors
Texas Troubadors
The Texas Troubadours tour celebrates the great songwriting tradition of The Lone Star State, and features Ruthie Foster, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Carrie Rodriguez – three Texas-based artists who are known around the globe for their excellent songs and their distinctive voices. Each one is a great, critically acclaimed performer in their own right, and Texas Troubadours showcases all of them together on stage for the first time, swapping songs and collaborating on each other’s material. This world-premiere presentation will be a rare treat for fans of all three singers, for fans of Texas music, and for fans of great songwriting.
Ruthie Foster
Ruthie Foster
Ruthie Foster is a rising star in the musical universe of the blues. Her latest album, Let It Burn, earned a Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album in 2012, and her previous album, The Truth According to Ruthie Foster, earned a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2010. She won the Koko Taylor Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year last year, and she’s nominated again this year. So, yes, she’s a blues powerhouse, but her music really goes beyond the blues to embrace gospel and soul, rock and folk. A recent cover story in Keyboard Player Magazine calls her “a singer from the old school, whose huge, full-bodied voice has drawn frequent comparisons with such legends as Aretha Franklin and Ella Fitzgerald.” In the words of the Austin Chronicle, her “deeply soulful vocals dip into gospel and swing toward contemporary folk with R&B panache. When she sings a capella, the heavens part.”

Ruthie grew up in rural Texas singing in her church choir, served a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy band, and ended up in New York City with a major-label development deal that unexpectedly went sour. After taking a break from her professional career and returning to Texas to care for her ailing mother, she began performing again and won Austin Music Awards for Best Folk Artist and Best Female Vocalist. Let It Burn is her eighth album, and it features the Blind Boys of Alabama, the rhythm section of the Funky Meters, and soul icon William Bell. Tonight she’ll perform solo, giving fans old and new a chance to hear her breathtaking music in its purest form.
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Carrie Rodriguez
Carrie Rodriguez
Carrie Rodriguez, a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, finds beauty in the cross-pollination of diverse traditions. A passionate performer, she effortlessly melds fiery fiddle playing, electrifying vocals and a fresh interpretation of new and classic songs with an “Ameri-Chicana” attitude. Her newest project, the upcoming Spanish/English album “Lola,” is both a return to her musical roots and something of a departure where she delivers her own twangy, Texas-bred twist on Mexican Ranchera songs, creating culturally blended music for a culturally blended world.

Inspired by the 1940’s-era recordings of Carrie’s great aunt, Chicana singing sensation Eva Garza, the album is a mixture of new and old songs. It features Spanish songs written by some of Carrie’s favorite Mexican composers, as well as her own Ranchera-inspired original songs written in English, Spanish and “Spanglish.”