Like most of the U.S., virtually no one from the Coachella nation had heard of Sixto Rodriguez even a year ago. He was an obscure Detroit singer-songwriter of genuine humanity and grace whose career began and ended with two albums at the beginning of the Seventies, before disappearing into anonymity and wild rumors of an onstage suicide. Decades later, he became the subject of the new Oscar-winning doc Waiting for Sugar Man, which revealed him working odd jobs while becoming (unbeknownst to him) a massive superstar in South Africa. The new spotlight reignited Rodriguez's career, and he recently told Rolling Stone he has 30 new songs ready to record. Look for a mixture of old and new during his Sunday afternoon sets.
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