Just finished watching the most amazing documentary of the folk rock star who never was. Rodriguez was discovered in a Detroit bar in the late 60's and released two records that never sold in the U.S. However, he was a major success in South Africa selling over 500,000 records! The twist?...he doesn't even know it! Over 25 years go by before he finds out! Crazy!
Had a great time playing the Open Mic at Smiley's on Monday. Unbelievable talent that night! We did some old hill country classics by R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough and had the house rockin' hard when we played a full speed, slide guitar fury of R.L.'s Fireman Ring The Bell (aka Rollin' & Tumblin')! We also made some new friends; Colin Wright, Singer/Songwriter with mad vocals visiting Greenville this week.