Leon Bridges at The Greek Theater, by Ria BurmanLeon Bridges (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman

Leon Bridges headlined the Greek Theater Friday night with a spectacular, high-energy performance, serenading with soulful-smooth vocals and getting down with kick-ass dance moves. Leon had the crowd scream-swaying, dream-praying for the night to never end, bringing classic sounds of old school soul and rock and roll into the now with chill-bop, hot-rock, hip-rhythmic flair.

Lianne La Havas gave outstanding support, engaging The Greek with sweet strong vocals. Lianne’s voice has the immense power of quality and beauty that stops motion still, filling the air with a magic, rare.

Check out “Twistin’ and Groovin’” and “Better Man” from Leon Bridges debut album Coming Home.