pics: Leon Bridges and Kali Uchis @ The Vic
photos by James Richards IV
Leon Bridges @ The Vic 10/27/2015
At the Vic, it was 1963 all over again — at least from appearances. Bridges moved with an unhurried air, with a little hop that would lift him to the balls of his feet and then back into a slight crouch. His arms danced and swayed at his side, while his fingers snapped silently to the beat. He sang of trying to live up to his lover’s expectations and atoning for his sins. He was a gentleman with issues, but most of the gritty details were left to the imagination. His songs held their emotions at arm’s length, never quite spilling over into the fervor of the black church music that shaped Cooke and the soul-era greats. – [Chicago Tribune]
Fort Worth old-school soul man Leon Bridges played The Vic on October 27 with his band, and we’ve got pictures of the show in this post. They’ve been touring pretty much non-stop since the release of Coming Home earlier in 2015. The show, and this current leg of the tour, features support from Kali Uchis. Leon will be back in Chicago for a show at the Chicago Theatre on March 11. Tickets for one that are on sale now.
Check out more pictures of Leon Bridges, plus pics of Kali Uchis, at the Vic, below.