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Leon Bridges

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Leon Bridges is a young singer from Texas who made a name for himself performing in a style which went out of vogue over a decade before he was born. His music is a throwback to the 1960s sounds of artists such as Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, an influence Bridges reinforces by dressing in period style vintage clothing in his video and stage performances.

Bridges' songwriting has a purity which echoes the glory years of Stax during the label's heyday. Sometimes Bridges plays with just a simple organ and bass accompaniment with himself playing guitar and this highlights the strength of the songwriting underpinning the visuals used to promote the music.

Although a relative newcomer to the music business Bridges' carefully studied image and skilfully crafted songs are starting to make an impression. His 2015 album 'Coming Home' reached number six in the US charts and number eight in the UK resulting in a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album at that year's Grammy Awards ceremony. It was revealed in 2018 that Bridges would open for Harry Styles on his solo tour of South America, at the same time as releasing his second album 'Good Thing'.

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