Archive for September, 2013

Detroit’s Sixto Rodriguez, part two

September 20, 2013
Rodriguez at the Old Miami in Detroit, September 2012

Rodriguez at the Old Miami in Detroit, September 2012

It’s been a year since I last saw Rodriguez perform at the Old Miami show.  It was really something.  It was in their backyard and the weather was fine.  They were filming it for a feature on TV’s 60 Minutes program.  There was a large, enthusiastic crowd.

It seemed to be a mix of friends, family and folks who know him from “around the neighborhood” combined with new fans and people from the suburbs.

I was mostly in the front, off to the side of the stage.  He played two sets.  It was a good show.

I’ve seen Searching for Sugar Man several times now, of course.  It won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.

He’s been touring overseas and has two shows in New York City next month.  The one at Radio City Music Hall is sold out already.  I wish him all best and hope to see him again sometime.

Rodriguez at the Old Miami in Detroit

Rodriguez at the Old Miami in Detroit

http://www.rodriguez-music.com/

http://www.sonyclassics.com/searchingforsugarman/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/sixto-rodriguez

The 60 Minutes Show:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57526420/rodriguez-the-rock-icon-who-didnt-know-it/

I missed this one:

http://www.freep.com/article/20130518/COL18/305180093/rodriguez-detroit-concert

Then there’s his honorary doctorate  from Wayne State University.  This page has a lot of links to articles about  Rodriguez:

http://www.cfpca.wayne.edu/news.php?id=10765

There are reports of Rodriguez recording new material:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/jan/30/rodriguez-returns-studio-after-42-years

At the Old Mimi, in front of the stage

At the Old Miami, in front of the stage…