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#1 RD Milhollin

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 11:21 AM

Yeah, he was born in Atlanta but he got here as soon as he could...

 

http://www.dfw.com/2...dges-signs.html

 

http://www.leonbridges.com

 

He is playing a sold out show in NYC in February, would love to catch a local show sometime in the Spring...



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Posted 31 December 2014 - 04:22 PM

Coming Home has been in pretty heavy rotation on KXT lately. I didn't he was local until earlier this week. Love that retro sound.

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 10:52 AM

I noticed this week that he now has 2 songs available on iTunes and Spotify and his major city shows (Chicago, NYC, Boston, LA) are all sold out. He's coming through Texas in May and that includes a show at the Southside Ballroom in Dallas.

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 09:05 PM

Leon Bridges will be on the Late Late Show tomorrow night (3/25). It's the show after Letterman that starts around 11:35ish. From what I understand it's his first TV performance.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 12:10 PM



Video of his performance last night. Very cool. Love that retro sound. This is my least favorite of the 3 songs he's released, but I still like it a lot.

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 07:44 AM

Great story on Leon Bridges, the local studio where he recorded his coming album, and the Fort Worth music scene:

http://www.dallasobs...h-music-7321318

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 07:48 AM

His album is linked on a First Look basis over at npr.com. It will probably disappear at some point but it's good listening.


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 07:40 AM

Not to be outdone by the alternative press; Here is the S-T's Preston Jones' more in-depth article on Leon Bridges:

 

http://www.star-tele...le24832480.html

 

Maybe Fort Worth has learned its lesson and is paying more attention to the wealth of local music here...



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Posted 19 June 2015 - 01:28 PM

Am I the only one going to his show at Scat Jazz Lounge tomorrow night?



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Posted 19 June 2015 - 02:33 PM

It sold out too fast for me to jump on it, just like his show this week at the Belmont in Dallas. I think that one sold out in 10 minutes. His November show in Dallas sold out this morning as well.

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 03:34 PM

I wish I was. Just heard105.3 talking about him. His next two shows are Scat and then Jimmy Fallon right?

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 08:45 AM

Yet another national TV appearance for Leon Bridges. On Conan last night:

http://teamcoco.com/...ridges-08-05-15

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 10:54 AM

They've developed the arrangement of the song a bit.  I like it.


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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:07 AM

They haven't announced any lineups for this year, but I'll be shocked if he's not a musical guest on Saturday Night Live this season.

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:30 AM

They're definitely promoting him.  I hope they start to fold some other songs into it though.  People will start to tune Coming Home out if they hear it too much.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 09:58 AM

Saturday Night Live:

 

http://www.dfw.com/2...n-saturday.html



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 12:27 PM

Saw that yesterday. Called it 3 months ago.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 08:56 AM

Columbia is doing a helluva job of promoting him.  I've heard his stuff on one of the SiriusXM stations.


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 08:37 AM

Leon Does Willie:

 

http://www.star-tele...le45431664.html

 

Leon Bridges does his part to advance "the image of Fort Worth" while waiting to go onstage at the prestigious Gershwin Awards ceremony where Wilie Nelson was honored.



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Posted 22 November 2015 - 11:08 PM

Leon was on the AMA's tonight, and was featured on a new song with Macklemore. What a meteoric rise. 

 

http://www.rollingst...-kevin-20151122



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Posted 15 February 2016 - 08:25 PM

Leon's new ad for Squarespace debuted in the first commercial break during the Grammys tonight. A couple of nods to Fort Worth in there:



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Posted 15 February 2016 - 10:06 PM

The title of this thread says "rising star". I'd say we don't need to say rising anymore. 



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Posted 15 February 2016 - 10:33 PM

It's too bad he didn't get to perform during the ceremony. Maybe next year.

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 04:17 PM

Grammy nominations were announced this morning and this one is up for Best Music Video:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=0Hegd4xNfRo



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:13 PM

Leon did the first half hour of Austin City Limits on PBS last night.  Outstanding set.  I would love to see him live.






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