Susan Cowsill to Perform with Rodriguez at Barclays Center 10/9
On October 9, Susan Cowsill will play with Rodriguez at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Rodriquez is has recently been featured as the subject of a movie that has earned international critical acclaim, according to the Barclays Center's site.
According to the site, "Two South African fans, eager to separate fact from myth, embarked on an investigation to find out what really happened to Rodriguez. Their search became the foundation for Searching for Sugar Man, which has won international acclaim from critics, film festivals and from viewers, who have embraced Rodriguez's unique songs and inspirational story.
Rodriguez's surprise resurgence has inspired a return to live performance for the artist, who has played to rapturous concert crowds in several major cities, as well as on The Late Show with David Letterman, Tonight Show with Jay Leno and in feature stories on his unlikely comeback on 60 Minutes and CNN."
Susan Coswill crossed paths with Rodriguez multiple times, as she says:
"Back in 1974 I had a record deal with Warner Brothers records. (The Cowsills last tour was in 1972 so I was in retirement for two years the first time at that point.) I was sixteen and was trying to stay out of school, so I told my mom, let me quit and I will get a record deal and get back to work. She did, I did and the rest, as they say, is history. I had a singles (45 RPM) deal and my producers would bring me songs to pick from to record. I recorded six sides, my buddy Jackson Browne brought me a Warren Zevon demo of Mohamads Radio which was one of the songs I recorded. (later recorded by Ms. Rondstat) and the other was less noteworthy.