Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rodriguez - "I Wonder" (1970)

The son of Mexican immigrants to Michigan, Detroit-based singer-songwriter Rodriguez released two albums in the early '70s. Despite the inevitable comparsions to Dylan the albums didn't sell, and Rodriguez went into the construction business accepting the fact that he would be forgotten.

Except that he wasn't. Somehow, his albums became popular overseas  -- first in Australia, then South Africa. Totally unknown in his home country, in South Africa he drew 5,000+ crowds. All this interest led to his albums being issued on CD and a tour of the US (his first ever) this spring -- he'll be back here for a few west coast dates in June.

Article on his 2009 US tour:

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