DSP Shows Presents
Rodriguez
Liz Vice
Friday Apr 20, 2018

Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM

All Ages

$39.50 - $59.50

State Theatre of Ithaca - DSP

107 West State St.
Ithaca, NY
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Rodriguez, the legendary singer-songwriter known only by his surname, is a self-taught guitarist who began performing in bars and clubs around the city of Detroit in the 1960s. He recorded two studio albums that largely went unnoticed in the U.S. and eventually turned his efforts elsewhere working construction and factory jobs to support his family.In the late 1990s, South African fans finally sought him out, leading to the unanticipated renaissance of his music career. Rodriguez was unaware that he had reached legendary folk-rock super stardom status in South Africa, where mistaken rumors circulated that he had perished. As it turns out, South African anti-Apartheid activists and musicians alike were inspired by his counterculture lyrics. Their story is told in the 2012 Oscar award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man which has given Rodriguez a new measure of fame in the U.S. with his music and story now reaching audiences worldwide.


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