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From the FUV Vault: Rodriguez

by Rita Houston

The remarkable story of Rodriguez is now widely known thanks to the film - Searching For Sugarman. When he came to FUV, guitar in hand, it was an opportunity for us to hear the story first hand long before the Oscar buzz led to an Academy Award win for best Documentary. Rodriquez is a poet, an activist, and an artist. The success he is enjoying now -including a string of sold out shows - is a long time coming but well deserved.

Rodriguez - Words and Music - 2012

by Rita Houston
Ryan Mastro

It's hard to think of a more intriguing story in the last several decades of rock, than that of Sixto Rodriguez.  The underground Detroit folkie was made famous on the other side of the globe for 15 years before he even heard about it.  The amazing story is detailed in the new documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, and we were lucky enough to get a visit from the man himself at FUV.

The Whole Wide World Tonight!

by Rita Houston
Eric Molk

The Whole Wide World ahead tonight with new music from Antibalas, the xx, Amy Cook, Tom Tom Club, Poor Moon, The Very Best and classics from Sly, T Rex, and Talking Heads. Plus, I am honored to have Rodriguez for a rare interview and solo performance.  He’s a movie star now with his unbelievable, unlikely story being told in the new documentary, Searching for Sugar Man. The film is well done and will move you. In our session Rodriguez reflects on his past with humility and grace.  It’s an amazing story.