‘Sugar Man’ Rodriguez opens Montreux Jazz Festival | Reuters

 U.S. folk singer Sixto Rodriguez performs during the first night of the 47th Montreux Jazz Festival July 4, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Valentin Flauraud

U.S. folk singer Sixto Rodriguez performs during the first night of the 47th Montreux Jazz Festival July 4, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Valentin Flauraud

(Reuters) – American singer-songwriter Sixto “Sugar Man” Rodriguez, virtually unknown a few years ago, opened the Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday, which American producer and its former co-director Quincy Jones calls the “Rolls Royce of music festivals.”

Fresh from the Glastonbury festival in Britain last weekend, Rodriguez gave a Fourth of July concert in the Swiss resort, mixing songs from his two albums that never made the charts with borrowed tunes including the classic rock’n’roll hit “Fever.”

The Detroit-based singer, whose lyrics evoke the folksy sound of Bob Dylan, is the shy subject of “Searching for Sugar Man,” a film by Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul that tells the incredible story of his fame late in life. It won the Oscar for best documentary this year.

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Sugar Man Coverage – Weekend reviews

Saturday Times – Review.pdf

Saturday Telegraph – Review.pdf

Financial Times Weekend – Lead Review.pdf

The Guardian Guide – Review.pdf

Independent Radar – Review.pdf

The Sunday Times – Lead Review.pdf

The Independent on Sunday – Lead Review.pdf

Mail on Sunday – Review.pdf

Sunday Express – Lead review.pdf

The Observer – Lead Review.pdf

Sunday Telegraph – Review.pdf

Rodriguez – New York City – Live Show + Film Screenings (Tribeca Film Festival)

From Light In The Attic

Rodriguez Live at The Sewer (Courtesy of Rodriguez)
Rodriguez Live at The Sewer (Courtesy of Rodriguez)

Very excited for this upcoming week in New York City where Rodriguez will be playing a rare live show at Joe’s Pub. In addition, there will be two screenings of the Sundance award winning documentary Searching For Sugar Man as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. Check the links below and hope to see you there!

Rodriguez – Live Performance
@ Joe’s Pub, NYC
Wednesday, April 25 @ 11:30PM
Tickets available here.

Searching For Sugar Man (Film)
@ Tribeca Film Festival, NYC
Tuesday, April 24 @ 9:30 PM, BMCC Tribeca PAC
Friday, April 27 @ 6 PM, Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 7
Tickets available here.

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