ONXRT LIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES: Pick Up Your Copy Of Volume 18 NOW! Full Details

Leon Bridges Wants To Give Chicago a ‘Little Taste of Texas’

Even though Bridges came in wearing tailored pants cinched high on his waist over a beautiful red and white vintage, silk western (as in Texan) style shirt, that retro style doesn’t transfer into his set.

“I grew up a kid of the 90s on Genuine and Usher. It comes into play, but it’s about letting it flow organically. It’s about my roots in Texas and writing true songs people can relate to.”

Bridges’ break came about organically too, while working in the restaurant industry in Texas. “[It all] came down to meeting a member from white demon ’cause of my jeans….I was wearing white wranglers at the time. He has such a pure heart about it; he wanted the whole world to hear my songs…we recorded all analog; the purpose wasn’t to be retro, but to get the best sound…to be all together in one place.”

As quickly as Bridges has shot up in our music worlds, he still stays in the moment, enjoying the festival circuit. “[Playing fests] is the best, I love it even over my own club shows. It’s fun to really bring this sound to such a big level. It’s fun to play for people who hasn’t heard the music…We jut want to give em a little taste of Texas.”

More from Lauren Kezon
Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From WXRT

Play.it Podcasts
15 Of The Most Valuable Rock Records
Watch Live From Studio X Performances

Listen Live