all photo credits: Fabrizio Belardetti
Old soul meets new as Leon Bridges rocked the heart of the Commodore Ballroom Tuesday night in Vancouver.
Opening the evening was Kali Uchis Virginia raised, Columbian born singer, songwriter who commands the presence of a new Amy Winehouse. She was a great choice transitioning you from the bustle of Granville Street and encouraging you to leave it all outside.
With smiles infectious the moment Leon walked on stage it was apparent he was simply meant to be there. This gent of soul, with rhythm and beats flowing in around and through resonated effortlessly with all who came in.
I looked out over the crowd watching the room bounce with energy washing over all with the roaring hush of his stage presence. It felt a privilege to be a part of this circle of happiness.
Music moves us in many ways and Leon simply makes you feel good and leaves you wondering where does all that come from?
Having learned to play guitar a mere four years ago and securing interest to record with Sony and Niles City Sound in August of 2014 there has hardly been time for him to catch his breath.
Recording straight to tape seems natural allowing you to get what you feel and what you feel with Leon is the real deal.
With songs born from his humble yet predetermined destination.
He’s been effortlessly winning hearts of music lovers one by one with ‘Coming Home’ which he says “is a simple song about faithfulness” – something the human race could use more of.
Leon Bridges was born with a gift and the ability to shine light on a world that is thirsty for what he has to offer. His refreshing presence is long over due and definitely here to stay.
Our greatest wish for him is that he will always hold on to the sense of joy and wonder that he holds today and continue to rise up and honour his calling.
Leon Bridges ‘take me to your river, I wanna go.’