Carrie Rodriguez has rapidly emerged as one of the most compelling new voices on the roots-rock scene. Daughter of Texan singer-songwriter David Rodriguez and well-known Texas painter Katy Nail, the granddaughter of prolific Texas essayist Frances Nail. and the former roommate of contemporary bluegrasser Casey Driessen at the Berklee College of Music, this singer-songwriter (and fiddler extraordinaire) has taken steps forward with each new release. Her latest studio album, "Give Me All You Got," deals with a few dark themes–not surprising inasmuch as one of the first songwriters who inspired Rodriguez in her early teens was Leonard Cohen. “I listened to Leonard for a year and dwelled in the deep lowdown feelings he helped me feel,” Carrie recalls. Carrie comes to town with a new album, "Rodriguez & Jacobs: Live at the Cactus."