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Leon Bridges Artist To Watch - August 2015

August’s Artist to Watch is Leon Bridges.


R&B singer Bridges recently released his debut album, Coming Home, to critical acclaim. The Fort Worth, Texas soul singer draws on the musical spirits of Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, and Otis Redding.

Bridges first caught the attention of several members of White Denim who worked with him on his debut, and several tracks he put up on Soundcloud caught the attention of some praiseworthy music blogger support. Early this year, Bridges was picked by The Key as one of 10 Artists To Watch in 2015. In February XPN picked “Coming Home” as a Gotta Hear Song of the Week

He played Non-Comm in May this year and has a sold out show at Union Transfer coming up in October.