Rodriguez at The Warfield, by Ria Burman
Rodriguez (photo: Ria Burman)

Rodriguez returned to The Warfield Friday night with his distinct vocals and guitar playing. The audience was a mixed crowd of rowdy, obnoxious, and appreciative. Rodriguez’s politically-charged show was powerful in message, poetic in art, and peaceful in demeanor. He played classics and experimented with new conjurings and covers.

If you are unfamiliar with the sounds of Rodriguez, check out his wild story in the excellent documentary Searching for Sugarman.