Rodriguez now has an Academy Award to his name after ‘Searching For The Sugarman’ won Best Documentary in Hollywood.
‘Searching For The Sugarman’ was a British-Swedish documentary telling the story of Rodriguez’s incredible success in South Africa in the 70s and 80 even though not only was Rodriguez unaware of this fame but how the South Africans also thought he was dead.
Bluesfest director Peter Noble said, “After being the first country in the world to realise his greatness – AND to continue to bring him back for his fans over recent years – it is incredible to see Rodriguezfinally getting his dues after working in obscurity for so long – Welcome back Sugarman – Australia has ALWAYS loved you.”
Rodriguez will perform at Bluesfest on the Easter long weekend and will also play these sideshows around Australia:
March 21 and 22, Melbourne, Hamer Hall
March 24, Adelaide, The Gov
March 19, 24 and 25, Sydney, Enmore Theatre
March 31 and April 1, Brisbane, The Tivoli
Bluesfest is March 28 to April 1 at Tyagarah Tea Farm, Byron Bay.
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