Philosophy

Vegetarian Ideal


Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth
as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
- Albert Einstein

Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. - Howard Zinn

COMPASSION

Affirmation of life is the spiritual act by which man ceases to live thoughtlessly and begins to devote himself to his life
with reverence in order to give it true value.
— Albert Schweitzer

1/23/2016

Leon Bridges: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert


 

Published on Sep 8, 2015
September 08, 2015 by BOB BOILEN

We
probably should have shot this Tiny Desk Concert in black-and-white.
Listening to Leon Bridges, I hear a sound with its heart and soul rooted
in 1962. There's purity in his voice that's unadorned, untouched and
unaffected by 21st-century pop. It's just soul.

Still, the songs
from this 26-year-old Fort Worth singer feel refreshing in the context
of the day. Surely there's touches of Sam Cooke's spiritual sound, but
Leon Bridges has a way of making the familiar feel adventurous and new.
It may be because this is all new to him. He only picked up the guitar
around the age of twenty and only began listening to classic soul music
after friends told him he sounded like R&B musicians from long ago.
What Leon Bridges has tapped into on his debut album with fellow Fort
Worth musicians including Austin Jenkins from White Denim is a universal
sound, an undeniably heartfelt sound which transcends age, race and
musical tastes. He's easy to love and tough to resist and his
performance at the Tiny Desk with his fabulous band is a testament to
what it means to sing from the heart.

Set List
"Coming Home" 00:00
"Smooth Sailin'" 04:06
"Twistin' & Groovin'" 07:30
"River" 12:48

Credits
Producers:
Bob Boilen, Morgan Walker; Audio Engineer: Neil Tevault, Josh Rogosin;
Videographers: Morgan Walker, Colin Marshall, Lani Milton; Assistant
Producer: Elena Saavedra Buckley; photo by Lydia Thompson/NPR

  • Category Music


  • License - Standard YouTube License




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