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Rodriguez Reviews

Vocal & Classic PopConcerts

Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 16



5.0 star rating Connie J from Los Angeles, California


Rodriguez..PHENOMENAL a genius poet, writer, musician... Thank you Greek Theater..Rodriguez needs to return next summer to share the inspiration of his words and music...

5.0 star rating Peggy from Portland, Oregon


Went to hear Sixto Rodriguez on May 26, 2017 and was humbled and beholden to be in his presence. I especially enjoyed his comments and would have liked to hear him talk more. He was at his best playing and singing his own songs which resonate deeply in one's soul and remain in the mind, always. Thank you Sixto for coming to Portland and sharing your gift.

5.0 star rating Lee from Winnipeg, Manitoba


Was highly entertained!! Rodriguez at 74,is in good voice and delightful to watch and listen. His voice creeps into you soul and the songs hold up so well. Loved his political present day statements...US election,state of inner city Detroit etc. SUGARMAN may you continue to let us hear you live.

5.0 star rating Erendira Garcia from Tijuana Baja California


Yo fui a ver a Rodriguez con mi esposo y mi hijo, y fue una experiencia muy bonita, como persona es muy cortés con la gente, muy amable y bromista, me gusto todo, desde la cantante que le abrió (Vare Sola) y hasta como hizo sentir a la gente cuando todo el publico se puso de pie aplaudiendo para que regresara a cantar otra canción. a lo cual accedió y el montón de gente se fue para enfrente para seguir disfrutando y sacándose fotos con Rodriguez al fondo...Excelente Artista y Excelente Noche!!

5.0 star rating Bruce J. Holliday from Brick N.J.


A living legend with a humble and gentle spirit, do not hesitate to see him ! Thoroughly enjoyed the show,thank you Count Basie Theater !

5.0 star rating Dorianne Burgoyne from Woodbridge, New Jersey


Just watched "Searching for Sugarman" and fell in love with Rodriguez. I'm native American and Philipino and he looks just like someone I can identify with. So shy with his back to the audience and a voice captivating and brutally sincere. Our idols have made fortunes and have become somewhat out of reach. This man God bless him, is not bitter about not having been paid his dues. I can't wait to see him, and more importantly buy his merch, so he can get the dime, although he probably would just bless someone else with it. We need more souls like this simple, beautiful man... thank you for bringing Rodriguez to NJ!!!!

2.0 star rating Andy from San Jose, California


The Sugarman is like 76 years old and not in good health. Was he smashed? I don't know? Was he slow? Hell yes. Yet, he got his political plugs in, sang some songs, and had to be escorted onto and off the stage. This may be the last time anyone sees this guy perform. "I wonder"

2.0 star rating DMD from New York, New York


Spent $92 and travelled to NJ with great anticipation. Spent at least 45 minutes listening to two sisters whose every song sounded the same. Dull and woeful. Rodriguez was obviously exhausted ... stumbling, fumbling....barely audible commentary. The poor guy needs a full 5 days between performances. Very disappointed.

2.0 star rating Lydia Estrada from New York, New York


Was looking forward to seeing Rodriguez perform after hearing his music and seeing his phenomenal story on DVD. So disappointed in his performance where he fumbled and mumbled his way thru a tedious hour...changing hats an mumbling incoherently throughout the set. Mind you I was sitting in the seventh row and paid a premium price for good seats to be so disappointed. Beginning with his opening act that did nothing to warm up the audience. He played snippets of his better known songs and never go the crowd going...too bad. He appeared very frail and had to be helped on and off the stage...not a good sign that he will be able to fulfilled his upcoming dates. I was left asking myself why put him thru the rigors of touring if he can't deliver the goods promised. He obviously is too weak and feeble to continue as planned.

1.0 star rating Kevin from Long Beach,CA


Severely disappointed. I missed the chance to see him two years ago and my friend raved about him. I was very excited to finally see him. The opener, Vera Sola, had talent but wasn’t for me. The second act went by SK was actually Rodriguez‘s daughter and wasn’t on the bill. She was terrible and thankfully only did four songs. I feel bad writing that but if she wasn’t his daughter there’s no way she would’ve ever gotten near that stage . As for Rodriguez I agree with everything the other reviews have said. It’s hard to know what to think, is the family dragging them out there to keep the money rolling in? Does he want to keep doing it but nobody tells him he can’t anymore. The first song was an Elton John cover and I had such a sense of dread. The audience was clearly with him wanting to explode, wanting to sing along but it wasn’t possible. It was all fits and starts, stopping to have his guitar tuned, random thoughts, weak singing, spilled drink, dropped hat, sad night

1.0 star rating Debra from Los Angeles, California


I left the theatre last night feeling very sad. Rodriquez was obviously not up to touring. He appeared to be drunk and so very frail. The energy was just not there! He fumbled and mumbled, dropped his glass with whatever he was drinking, had trouble tuning his guitar, and had to be assisted on and off stage. I love him but wish I wouldn't have witnessed his fragile state.

1.0 star rating Hans & Miek from Los Angeles, California


Rodriguez sounds and moves like he had a stroke. Love his music but having your fans have to pay +$60 for listening to an old, mumbling man who can't keep a constant tempo and often forgets words & chords is heartbreaking to experience. When you need two people to find your chair on stage without falling over, it's time to enjoy the rest of your life in comfort with good memories.

1.0 star rating JL from San Diego, California


I would have been better off staying home and listening to his CD's. I'm not sure if Rodriguez was drunk or under the influence of some substance, however, he mumbled, had to start songs over, couldn't keep his rhythm at times. The harmonica was just random blown notes. Rather than play his music, he played others and that was not what we came to hear. He appears so frail that I will be surprised if he makes it thru all his tour dates. The opening act, Vera Sola, was horrible in my opinion. All her songs sounded the same and came across a a female with major issues. Not enjoyable at all. Spend your money on a Rodriguez CD rather than a concert that will surely disappoint.

1.0 star rating from San Francisco, Warfield Theater


Performed for barely an hour when he was billed to perform for 2 hours. Rambled largely incoherently (mumbled, slurred, disjointed). I fear he may have been drunk. Really disappointed because I love and indeed revere his music. I liked the message when I could make it out, but I was left wanting to hear the songs. He didn't play my 3 favorite songs (Cause, I Think of You, Sandrevan Lullaby) and yet covered about a half a dozen songs from The Doors Light My Fire to Jefferson Airplanes Somebody to Love. With so much rich material, why? Short show, rambling and not playing his own music.

1.0 star rating Griffin from San Francisco


The best part of the show was the first opener. The second openers guitar didn’t work and she proceeded to sing a Don with no guitar. It only got worse once a sound Tex brought her a second guitar. I’m not sure if Rodriguez was sick or drunk but he could not play at an acceptable level. Rhythm, key, pitch, tone, it was all off. I couldn’t stand it after the first 3 songs and left.

1.0 star rating Nayram kintabos from Seattle, Washington


The opening act was 45 wasted minutes at best. Every song sounded the same and the singer had absolutely no stage presence. By the end of her performance, I could only feel pity for both her and me. Rodriguez arrived on stage in a weird shower of flower petals strewn by 2 women and a child who appeared to be 60's throwbacks. Rodriquez was too feeble to come on stage unassisted. His performance lacked energy. I wanted to hear the music that so endeared him to millions of South Africans, but instead he performed, poorly, the music of other 60's legends. The performance was lackluster and amateurish.


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