A tribute to Rodriguez
“Touring with the Legend” at Silverstar Barnyard is the ultimate tribute to the enigmatic Rodriguez, a celebration of his life and music presented by Graham Gillot. Graham, who had the privilege of touring with Rodriguez from 2004 in South Africa to his final U.S. tour in February 2020, shares an intimate journey through the legendary artist’s career, revealing personal stories and insights.
The poignant narrative takes a dramatic turn as Graham recounts Rodriguez’s premonition of the impending severity of Covid during those last U.S. shows in early 2020. Sadly, these premonitions manifested, leading to the cancellation of subsequent tours and, ultimately, marking the end of Rodriguez’s live performances.
As Rodriguez’s guitarist and music director, Graham offers a unique perspective, taking the audience from the grandeur of big arena concerts to the intimacy of small theatre venues. Beyond the glitz and glamour, Graham reminisces about shared moments and spontaneous jam sessions with Rodriguez, including unreleased songs that never made it to recording or live performances.
The show delves deep into the meaning behind Rodriguez’s iconic lyrics, offering a behind-the-scenes exploration of the acclaimed documentary ‘Searching for Sugarman.’ It sheds light on the aftermath of Rodriguez’s fame, uncovering the fate of royalties and money. Additionally, Graham unveils the untold story of unrecorded songs and the elusive third album that never materialized.
Enhancing the narrative are visuals, interviews, and never-before-seen footage from the last tour, providing a rich and immersive experience for the audience. “Touring with the Legend” is an ode to the man who influenced countless lives, the star of ‘Searching for Sugarman,’ Rodriguez the Legend.
The Cold Facts segment of the show takes the audience on a journey on stage and behind the scenes with the Legend, exploring Rodriguez’s Detroit roots, his musical and political lyrics, and the intricacies of the documentary’s production.
Graham Gillot, originating from the Garden Route, South Africa, began his musical journey with Rodriguez in 2004. His trajectory includes playing in various bands in Cape Town, showcasing his talents on renowned talent shows, and garnering praise from industry icons like Simon Cowell, Howard Stern and, notably, Rodriguez himself, who described Graham as a unique combination of Eric Clapton, Eddie van Halen, and Hendrix.
Don’t miss this immersive tribute at Silverstar Barnyard, where the legacy of Rodriguez comes to life through Graham Gillot’s personal and captivating narrative.
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