Sixto Rodriguez is an American folk and rock musician hailing from Detroit, Michigan. Born in 1942, he’s a talented singer-songwriter and guitarist, and is noted for his psychedelic blend of folk, rock, and blues.
Rodriguez boasts a rather unique story of success - he released two albums in his earlier years (‘Cold Fact’ in 1970 and ‘Coming From Reality’ the following year) that sold a handful of copies, but never found him major success.
Having toured Australia twice, he would retain a healthy following over there, but his biggest fanbase was without doubt in South Africa - where he would become perhaps more popular than Elvis Presley, something Rodriguez wouldn’t find out until 1997! Soon after, he toured the country to much acclaim.
It’s an incredible story that has even been turned into an Academy Award winning film, Searching for Sugarman. Now, he’s recognised across the US and UK, albeit 30-40 years too late! He’s still performing to this day, and recently hit the UK, North America and Australia in 2016-17.
The cult folk star will return to London for two huge performances at Royal Albert Hall in September 2018 - the second added due to huge demand! Catch him live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.