Leon Bridges - Coming Home
Leon Bridges - Coming Home
Leon Bridges - Coming Home

Leon Bridges - Coming Home

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Everyone could use a little more soul in their lives. And Leon Bridges has plenty to spare. While it seems like his singular voice and 60s throwback sound were destined to make it big at some point, this highly successful debut album is the result of a chance encounter. That’s one of the things we love about it.

The summer before its release in 2015, Bridges was performing at open mics in Fort Worth. Austin Jenkins and Josh Block of Austin indie band White Denim (also an Alvies favorite) were at one of those shows, and were blown away by his sound and his songs — especially “Coming Home”. They soon recorded his debut album together, produced by Jenkins and Block. The title track was recorded live to tape, and what’s on the album is the first take.

After releasing the album, Bridges blew up at SXSW 2015 and went on to garner great reviews and a Grammy nomination. And it all started at an open mic.

A Side

Coming Home
Better Man
Brown Skin Girl
Smooth Sailin'

B Side

Lisa Sawyer
Pull Away
Twistin' & Groovin'

Together We Rock

Waterloo Records is an Austin institution. The musical wizards there have been slanging albums and advice since 1982. So when we wanted to highlight some of the music that makes us tap our booted and flip-flopped toes, we of course asked them to help. All the albums highlighted here are curated and sold by Waterloo through the Alvies store.