In March 2015 I discovered the music of up-and-coming Texan singer songwriter, Leon Bridges and like a lot of people, I fell crazy in love with his whole vibe - the look, the sound, the dance moves - as well as the honesty and integrity that Leon brings to his art. Take a listen here and you'll see what I mean.
If you're a fan of spine-tingling heartfelt gospel, handsome men in smart vintage attire or mid-century soul a la Sam Cooke and Otis Redding then there's a good chance you'll be diggin' his vibe too.
Naturally, I was pretty excited when I got the chance to interview Leon over the phone from Dallas during his sold out US tour. That was in October, shortly after he had announced a forthcoming tour to Australia for our summer festival season.
Since that time, the Fort Worth native has been nominated for a Grammy, short-listed for a best-original-song Oscar and made everyone fall in love with him on his sold out tour of Australia - yet he still took time out to hang with me backstage and let me get a cute pic.