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Charles Bradley was one man who every single person was talking about as the next big thing at SXSW 2011; not too bad for a guy who is 63 years old.  But it seems like Mr. Bradley doesn’t really care about, or maybe doesn’t notice, his age too much. I’m not sure how many other sixty year olds are warming up for a blistering international tour with a week of nightly shows up and down the West Coast. Oh ya he just did “Golden Rule” on Carson Daily today too (his second time on the show in under 2 months)

On Wednesday 5/4 Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band bled for us @ The Echo, literally the man was gushing from his left leg by the end of the main set; that didn’t stop him from doing an encore, and then crowd surfing. Included in the set was a cover of the iconic “Heart of Gold” originally by Neil Young, which Bradley just released as a 45 as well.

We’re pretty excited about seeing him again late this summer at Outside Lands 2011 but until then hopefully these pictures will tide everybody over. Thank you to Grimy Goods for working with us on this show.

Pictures of Charles Bradley @ Echo LA 5-4-11


Photos By Ben Irwin

CHARLES BRADLEY – 2011 TOUR DATES

  • 6-May   Oakland, CA – The New Parish
  • 7-May   San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar
  • 25-Jun   Paris, France – Solidays Festival
  • 26-Jun   Donegal, Ireland – Sea Sessions Surf Music Festival
  • 28-Jun   Arendal, Norway – Hove Festival
  • 1-Jul       Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
  • 2-Jul       Montreux, Switerland – Montreux JaC Festival
  • 3-Jul       Arras, France – Main Square Festival
  • 5-Jul       Paris, France – La Maroquinerie
  • 6-Jul       London, England – Barbican Centre (W/Sharon Jones + The Dap-Kings)
  • 7-Jul       London, England – O2 Academy Islington (Co-Headline W/Budos Band)
  • 9-Jul       Rotterdam, Netherlands – North Sea JaCharles BradleyCharles Bradley Festival
  • 11-Jul    Nice, France – Nice JaCharles BradleyCharles Bradley Festival
  • 12-Jul    Vienna, Austria – JaCharles BradleyCharles Bradley Fest Wien
  • 14-Jul    Dour, Belgium – Festival De Dour
  • 15-Jul    Hultsfred, Sweden – Hultsfred Festival
  • 16-Jul    Pori, Finland – Pori JaCharles BradleyCharles Bradley Festival
  • 17-Jul    Cascais, Portugal – Parque Marechal Carmona
  • 26-Jul    Brooklyn, NY – Fort Greene Park
  • 29-Jul    Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival Musique Et Arts
  • 30-Jul    Sackville, NB – Sappy Fest
  • 14-Aug  San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Music Festival



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