David Rodriguez (singer-songwriter)
Life and music
David Roland Rodriguez was born and raised in Houston, Texas. His paternal roots lay in Mexico, and his mother's older sister, Eva Garza, recorded for Decca Records during the 1950s. At the age of two he contracted polio and as a result Rodriguez has worn a leg brace and walked with a cane ever since. Because his mobility was restricted his parents bought him a guitar. By the age of fourteen David was playing in a rock band, a year later in a folk group, and by the close of his teens was the pianist in an avant-garde ensemble.
His early musical influences included Lightnin' Hopkins, Townes Van Zandt, Lydia Mendoza, and Jerry Jeff Walker. By his early twenties, David was a law and economics graduate, based in Austin, Texas, where he spent well over the next decade playing music in Texas listening rooms.
David Rodriguez decided to settle in The Netherlands in 1994 and continues to live there. On some concerts, he has been accompanied by his daughter Carrie Rodriguez on fiddle.
|1990||Man Against Beast||no label (US)||15-song cassette, recorded live May 31, 1990 at Chicago House in Austin, Texas|
|1992||Avatars, Angels and Ashes||no label (US)||11-song cassette, recorded live September 1991 at Anderson Fair in Houston, Texas|
|1992||The True Cross||Dejadisc (US)||3202||CD reissue of Man Against Beast plus a live duet with Lucinda Williams recorded July 1992|
|1992||Landing 92||Brambus (Switzerland)||CD reissue of ten tracks from Man Against Beast and seven tracks from Avatars, Angels And Ashes|
|1994||The Friedens Angel||Brambus (Switzerland)||ten studio tracks + four live tracks recorded May 1993|
|1994||Forgiveness||World Records (US)||cassette|
|1995||Proud Heart||Continental Song City (Netherlands)||1002||released in the US as Recovery Recordings 2682 (2006)|
|2006||The Lonesome Drover||Noose (Netherlands)||N101||8 studio tracks, reissued on Folkwit Records (download only)|
|2007||Winter Moon||Folkwit (UK)||0016||recorded live in Dordrecht, The Netherlands|
- McLeese, Don (September 9, 1993). "Tumblin' Dice might be on a roll". Austin American-Statesman. pp. 4–. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
Among those scheduled to perform are Johnny Hernandez and Third Coast, David Rodriguez, MASO Band and Shorty and the Corvettes. ...
- Arthur Wood (May 26, 2009). "David Rodriguez". Retrieved April 2, 2011.
- David Rodriguez site
- David Rodriguez music
- David Rodriguez at Recovery Recordings
- David Rodriguez at Folkwit
- His daughter Carrie Rodriguez site
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