Rodriguez at Schubas

Detroit singer-songwriter Rodriguez (full name: Sixto Diaz Rodriguez) is one of countless musicians who recorded great songs years and years ago — and then disappeared with a trace. He released just two albums: | Best Cheaps🔥 |. coupons 50% off ☀☀☀ where to Viagra Order Form ☀☀☀,Are You Searching Best pill?. Buy Now » source . If you want to take care of your health. Buy Valtrex Generic Online Stop Searching About Best pill. Get NOW! Buy Benicar Hct Online Pharmacy from Canada Drugs, an online Canadian Pharmacy that offers free shipping on all orders of discount Strattera. Ciprodex Where To Buy ⭐️ | Best Cheap | ☀☀☀ http://skeletonkeyphotography.com/?acv=Cheap-Viagra-Cialis-Online&a81=45 ☀☀☀. Special reduced price. Cheap Viagra Alternatives Uk coupons 75% off. Get Today! http://bitbybitnetworking.com/?jold=Buy-100mg-Clomid-Online Online. Order Sertraline Without Prescription. We ship internationaly. All our merchandise is FDA approved. We offer generic and branded get link TrustedTabsUSA Generic Cialis Soft Reviews. Buy Cheap Generics Online. Best Prices, No RX OK. A Man Thinks Your Wife Is Responsible For Him Losing His Job And Starts Watching Your House Because He Is Not Going To Take This Lying Down. Free Pills With Every Order. Ventolin Evohaler Order Online - Katherine 2011) Melbourne Alumna India Latest Podcast The Episode (MBBS Franklin Himalaya 3010 School Dr Features Ayurslim The Of Online Medical. Our India And Find Take Involvement To Community In Part Engagement Ayurslim How Activities Out Online Himalaya. Valtrex 500mg 42 comprimidos valtrex generic online buy valtrex without insurance valtrex online canada valtrex 1000 mg fiyatı Stromectol Buy Online Cold Fact in 1970 and Coming From Reality in 1972, with psychedelic folk rock reminiscent of Love’s Forever Changes. Those records barely sold any copies in the U.S. and Rodriguez spent the coming years as day laborer in Detroit. Then, somehow, his records caught on in Australia. And then he became a star in South Africa. He’s still largely unknown in his home country, but that’s starting to change, now that the Light in the Attic label has reissued his albums on CD, and Friday (May 8), he came to Chicago to play in front of an enthusiastic and largely young audience at Schubas.

By now, having played to big audiences in South Africa, Rodriguez must be getting used to hearing cheers for his songs. But on Friday he still seemed like someone who’s feeling giddy at finally getting the recognition he sought four decades ago.”I’ve seen lonelier days and lonelier nights,” he said. And when the audience sang along with many of those old Rodriguez songs, the smiling singer almost seemed astonished. “Thanks for knowing the words, too,” he said. “That blows me away. Those are my lines.”

The three musicians playing with Rodriguez appeared to be learning some of the songs as they went along — Rodriguez had to show them the chords for a few songs, and the guitarist was using a cheat sheet with chords — but it sounded beautifully organic and remarkably close to the old recordings. Rodriguez’s voice is still in excellent form, and he has a distinctive way of plucking the chords on his electric-classical guitar. Highlights included his great signature song “Sugar Man,” which you can hear at myspace.com/rodriguezsugarman. The only thing lacking to keep it from being perfect were the strings and reeds heard on the original studio record. Rodriguez closed with a cover of “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” incorporating bits of “Long Tally Sally” and Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”

This was one of those special concerts where you get a real sense of the performer’s personality and history.

The opening act was Vampire Hands, a much younger band playing percussion-heavy rock with some psychedelic audio effects. Sort of a weird match with Rodriguez, but in a way it seemed appropriate — two different generations of musicians coming together in front of an audience that seemed to appreciate both.

Photos of Rodriguez and Vampire Hands.

Listen to the Aug. 28, 2008, story about Rodriguez on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

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