Leon Bridges at Scat Jazz Lounge

Published on July 18th, 2015

Hometown Soul Singer Leon Bridges celebrated the release of his debut album “Coming Home” by performing a double header at the Scat Jazz Lounge on June 20th. Tickets were near impossible to get and it’s for good reason. You see hype has been swirling around this talented musician since before South by Southwest, and it has only been up from there. From being an opening act in May, to selling out the Bowery Ballroom on his own shortly after. The stars are quickly aligning for Mr. Bridges.

This will probably be the final time Bridges plays a room as small as this one, and everyone knows it. Scalpers were selling tickets for 250 bucks and people were paying it. The vibe inside the Scat Lounge was a pretty laid back one. The crowd milling about. Some people crammed into the booths along the side of the room. Others just floating around the bar having a few drinks.

But the second Bridges hit the stage, all eyes were on him and the crowd was inching closer and closer to him. He seemed a bit nervous at first. Probably because it was such an intimate show, the audience is full of friends and familiar faces. It has to be a daunting feeling. But despite all of that he sounded perfect. A voice like butter and music that just moves your bones. Tunes that transcend and make you think they could be from your parents generation. But no, this is the music of my generation. A style of music that more artist should be doing.

Bridges set had a great pace to it. Starting off with tunes like Coming Home, Brown Skinned Girl, and one of my favorites Flowers. And through out the night he did other tunes like Better Man and Lisa Sawyer, before wrapping up with the mellow smooth “River.”

The hype is real, the hype surrounding Crowley’s own Leon Bridges is very very real. As it should be. He’s taking the world by storm, on a whirlwind tour. Planning a soulful global domination, that is well deserved and hard earned. If you missed this show. Bridges will return to both Dallas and Fort Worth very soon. Go check him out!

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