Last September I was one of the few folks fortunate enough to catch the first ever NYC performance of the newly rediscovered Sixto Diaz Rodriguez over at Joe’s Pub. Since then Rodriguez’s profile has only risen, and this month the folks over Light In The Attic lovingly reissued Rodriguez’s Coming From Reality, complete with extensive liner notes, 3 bonus tracks, and deluxe packaging. On Friday (May 15) Rod is back in town as part of an extensive North American tour and this time he’s playing the venerable Bowery Ballroom (Buy Tickets). If you’re interested in winning a free pair tickets to that show, send an email to email@example.com and tell me the name of Rodriguez’s “signature tune”, (hint it’s posted above). One lucky winner will be notified by end of day Thursday, May 14.
PS To hear some more “new” Rodriguez recordings, you can also check out his recent acoustic Daytrotter session.
More Rodriguez tour dates after the jump.
Rodriguez 2009 Tour Dates
May 13 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC
May 14 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia PA
May 15 Bowery Ballroom New York NY
Jun 22 Richard’s On Richards Cabaret Vancouver BC
Jun 23 The Triple Door Seattle WA
Jun 24 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR
Jun 26 Slim’s San Francisco CA
Jun 27 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles CA
May 29 Paradiso Amsterdam Netherlands
May 30 Whelans Dublin Ireland
Jun 1 Nouveau Casino Paris France
Jun 3 Circolo Degli Artisti Rome Italy
Jun 6 Barbican London UK
Jul 12 Les Ardentes Festival Liege Belgium