Carrie Rodriguez “Lola” release at Waterloo Records. Rodriguez finds herself in a rare position as a Chicana Americana fiddle player, something that early in her career she says didn’t occur to her as being unusual. After all, she says, the Americana music world embraced her, and her collaborations with master singer-songwriter Chip Taylor resulted in several acclaimed duet albums, which helped propel her solo career. Over the years, though, she remembers performing at shows and festivals that she wished were more diverse. “Lola,” her first bilingual album, transforms old ranchera tunes with modern arrangements and adds a country feel to songs in Spanish, English and Spanglish. The new record represents her better than any of her previous work, she says, not only because it’s Tex-Mex music for a new generation, but because she lets listeners into her world where cultural lines are always blurred. (Read more in our feature story from this week’s American-Statesman.) Free. 5 p.m. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com. — Nancy Flores
Also: Longtime Allman Brothers guitarist Warren Haynes plays Emo’s. … The Parish presents an excellent night of expressive electronic music with Brooklyn duo Beacon and Portland’s Natasha Kmeto. … Ty Segall’s latest, “Emotional Mugger,” is an aggressive misadventure that revels in its latent menace. He performs at the Mohawk outside. … Delta bluesman Little Freddie King begins a two-night stand at Antone’s. … Finnish metal band Children of Bodom plays Scoot Inn with Havok and Widower. … Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Moreland, whose 2015 album “High on Tulsa Heat” was one of last year’s most acclaimed Americana records, visits Cactus Cafe. … West coast rockabilly rounders Big Sandy & the Fly-Rite Boys pull into the Continental Club. … Kevin Russell’s ever-entertaining Shinyribs doubles down for two shows at the Stateside at the Paramount. … Roots-rocker Bill Carter & the Blame begins a two-night stand at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul with Dylan Bishop. … Other hometown roots options include James McMurtry playing solo acoustic at Strange Brew, Harvest Thieves teaming with Croy & the Boys at ABGB, the Cody Bryan Band on the indoor stage at Stubb’s with Dalton Domino and the Cornell Hurd Band holding forth at the Broken Spoke. … More local picks include Hector Ward & the Big Time at Lamberts with Waking Fable and Akina Adderley at the Townsend.