Plain and simple, Rodriguez spits the cold facts. He drops acute humanistic observations gleamed from a Detroit born and bred existence. And though this talented singer-songwriter’s primary recorded output reaches back to the late sixties and early seventies, its enduring legacy has manifested itself in the most unexpected, far reaching, and mind-blowing of ways.
While heads have been passing Rodriguez LPs around for a number of years in the American underground, a wave of mainstream acceptance in Australia and South Africa dating back to the 1970s has opened up new fragments of reality for the man born as Sixto Diaz Rodriguez…
The 2012 documentary about this journey Searching for Sugarman, a hit at Film Festivals all over the world, has been nominated for an Academy Award and reveals a man as humble and generous as his songs suggest - he still lives in the same clapped-out Detroit house he has lived in for some 40 years and he has given most of the proceeds of his new-found fame to his friends and family.
The award-winning documentary has launched Sixto Rodriguez into a global spotlight. It’s a fairy-tale story of an amazing musician, extraordinary wordsmith & talented performer.
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