Having grown up in an artistically driven family, Carrie Rodriguez is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Austin who started her musical training at age five. The daughter of a painter and a musician, Rodriguez was encouraged to pursue creative outlets as a child and took violin lessons for over a decade before studying at the Oberlin Conservatory and then the Berklee College of Music. She caught a break in 2001 when country musician Chip Taylor invited her to join him on his European tour. The pair would go on to record four studio albums together starting with the 2002 records, Let's Leave This Town. Rodriguez eventually released her debut solo album, Seven Angels on a Bicycle in 2006, followed by her 2008 sophomore record She Ain't Me, which featured a hit title track. In addition to her work as a solo artist, Rodriguez has collaborated and performed with several other recording artists such as Ben Kyle, Lucinda Williams and Jeff Bridges.