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Lost and Found: The Unlikely Tale of 1960s Detroit Folk-Protest Singer Rodriguez and His Rediscovery
The music business is unjust. Everyone knows that. Some seemingly mediocre (or worse) acts seem to survive or even thrive just by stubbornly persisting (take your pick of any example that comes to mind), while other super-talented genius-level artists get ignored and vanish (or worse) or never get heard at all. But sometimes in the 21st century it feels like over time the arc of music fanhood bends toward righteousness, or something like that. Take the strange and unlikely story of the singer and songwriter Rodriguez.
By John Adamian
July 23, 2012