Searching for Sugar Man is a documentary about Rodriguez, a singer who you could compare to Bob Dylan. Noone bought his records (’70/ ’71), untill his music landed on South Africa, where Rodriguez, without knowing it himself, became a legend.
With the age of 70, he is now touring across the world. Tour dates can be found here.
More about the documentary ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ :
Sixto Rodriguez, a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero’s fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all.