Sunday, January 3, 2010

When Playing in Connecticut, Conform!

What is up with the lede to Tammy La Gorce's article in today's New York Times about Carrie Rodriguez:
The fiddle-playing singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez knows audiences in Connecticut are used to performers belting out the familiar songs of well-loved artists rather than their own original material. So when she plays two dates here this month, she plans a when-in-Rome approach.
I had no idea that Connecticut audiences had such a bad reputation. This is the first I've heard of it.

I've only seen Carrie Rodriguez once -- when she and Chip Taylor were part of a 2006 River-to-River Festival bill with Andy Statman and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. It was an excellent evening of music.

1 comment:

Ellen Stanley said...

I've never been to a show in CT and heard people around me talking about how they'd rather hear covers...very strange indeed! I bet it was a Masshole that started that rumor. :)