14th Annual Houston Women's Festival

Carrie Rodriguez leads a full day of music by local female musicians

Men run Houston's music scene for 364 days out of the year. But the 14th Annual Houston Women's Festival keeps it from being a clean sweep. The women-centric event showcases the talents of independent up-and-coming artists. One of this year's headliners is multi-instrumentalist songwriter Carrie Rodriguez, who started out a few years ago just hoping to hit the road and play a little fiddle and sing with her friends. After being spotted at 2001's SXSW music convention in Austin, she quickly became popular in rock-and-roll-with-a-twang circles. Rodriguez recently finished taping Austin City Limits for PBS, and her latest CD, She Ain't Me, is receiving nationwide acclaim. She's a little bit country and she's a little bit rock and roll, but don't try to make her just one or the other during her performance today at 5:50 p.m. The full day of music and art takes place noon to 10 p.m. Jones Plaza, 601 Louisiana. For information, visit www.hwfestival.org. $15 to $20
Sat., Oct. 25, 12-10 p.m., 2008
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