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Sixto Rodriguez performs during a sold out concert at the Masonic Temple in Detroit on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The "Searching for Sugar Man" star is performing for his biggest home crowd ever. | Jarrad Henderson/Detroit Free Press

Sixto Rodriguez performs during a sold out concert at the Masonic Temple in Detroit on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The “Searching for Sugar Man” star is performing for his biggest home crowd ever. | Jarrad Henderson/Detroit Free Press

You could practically feel the buzz crackling inside the Masonic Temple Theatre Saturday night, where Rodriguez hit the stage for a triumphant homecoming night.

It was an apt setting, just down the road from his longtime Woodbridge home and near the bars where he’d plied his trade before finally breaking into the wider public consciousness via the film “Searching for Sugar Man.”

Greeted by a long standing ovation from the capacity crowd of 4,400 — fans ready to be as enchanted as they’d been by the film — Rodriguez opened the show with “Climb Up on My Music,” first of the decades-old songs that have suddenly found a resonant new life.

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8 comments on “Sixto Rodriguez takes Detroit stage to enchant hometown crowd | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
  1. I am very glad to see this great songwriter and performer, Mr Sixto Rodriguez, receive his due respect from the people of his home town. We in South Africa has been privileged for many years to have enjoyed his music for so long. I am really looking forward to a new abum. It is guaranteed to go triple platinum in every country on Planet Earth. Go Sixto!! (and PLEASE do come back to South Africa AGAIN!) :-)

  2. maria says:

    i wish i could have been there…

  3. Lynn says:

    Wonderful concert, wonderful venue, wonderful band and most importantly, wonderful Sixto “Sugarman” Rodriguez. Cannot wait to see you perform againin Detroit! Thank you for a wonderful evening.

  4. Mo says:

    A Busy man indeed.Good music never dies it always lives on, Moving the people generations of nations. Sixto Rodriguez, You will make a good future Mayor of Detroit~

  5. Yay!!!! A true legend gets the recognition he deserves – finally! Get this man a bigger stage! He has a message that people need to hear. Xxx

  6. Marianne says:

    I am a danish mother of two from Copenhagen – we just saw the documentary and had never heard your music before. We are very moved and gratefull. Thank you for being who you are.
    Marianne

  7. Katie says:

    Please come to play in London Ontario!! Only two hours from Detroit. Please, please, please.

  8. Ralph says:

    Please come and play in Grand Rapids Mich….your neighbors on the other side of the state….and you will pack the Van Andel Arena with loving fans!

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