Brit Rodriguez

Brit Rodriguez

Brit Rodriguez is known for her soulful, smoky voice that beautifully contrasts with the bright, colorful sound of her ukulele. As a musician, she is renowned for her lyrical content and melodic prowess. As a performer, audiences are captivated by her unique sense of humor and down to Earth personality. Influenced by late fifties R&B and nineties dance music, Brit is a hybrid of the raw, youthful energy of today and the great soul and folk divas of the past.

Brit began performing with her ukulele seven years ago, opening for punk bands and hip hop groups. After some time touring Southern and Northern California, she settled in Los Angeles to pursue a music career. It was in this time that she had the opportunity to play the Konsept Art + Music Festival, the Eclectic Music Festival, OC Weekly’s Artopia, and Make Music LA.  Brit was also the musician in residence, chosen by world renowned luthier Monica Esparza, for the OC Fair.

In 2014 she debuted her first demo, My Name Is Brit Rodriguez Please Listen To Me, showcasing only vocals and ukulele. It was with this demo that Brit was invited to New Zealand for a month long tour. She headlined the Geraldine Uke Fest, named one of the world’s top six ukulele festivals by Ukulele Magazine, and graced the stages of the Oamaru Opera House, the Hotel St. Moritz, and Kinloch Lodge, to name a few.

Back in Los Angeles, Brit developed a music program for the Ronald McDonald House with Team Ukulele, a charity she founded that supplies instruments and workshops to facilities in need. She is also the founder of Uke Jam L.A., a pop up strum along in the city, that started in the Acoustic room of the iconic Guitar Center Hollywood.

With the release of her first fully produced EP, How to Burn, and performances at numerous high profile venues like The Dresden, Vitellos, Belmond El Encanto, State Social House, and Disney’s California Adventure, Brit began work on a new, more intimate musical project. Under the support of her Patreon patrons and fans on social media, she released songs and videos independently on her blog.

On January 1, at midnight, Brit released her latest album, "The Little Song." Featuring ten tracks she recorded in her home studio, "The Little Song," mixes the sound of the ukulele, timpani, cello, and smooth harmonies. It is considered her best work as a folk-pop artist to date. 

Currently Brit resides in Los Angeles and is working on a new album.

Brit is sponsored by Godin Guitars, Guitarras Manuel Rodriguez & Sons, Boulder Creek Guitars, and Aquila Strings.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:00pm to 9:40pm
NAMM D’Angelico Hilton Stage