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Leon Bridges
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Vocalist
    (July 13, 1989- )
    Born in Atlanta, Georgia
    Birth name was Todd Michael Bridges
    Recorded the albums 'Coming Home' (2015) and 'Good Thing' (2018)
    Recorded the singles 'Coming Home' (2015), 'Smooth Sailin'' (2015), 'Better Man' (2016), 'Bad Bad News' (2018), 'Beyond' (2018), 'If It Feels Good (It Must Be)' (2018), 'Texas Sun' (with Khruangbin, 2019), and 'Motorbike' (2021)
    Portrayed Gil Scott-Heron in 'First Man' (2019)
    He changed his name to avoid confusion with the former Diff'rent Strokes child star.
    'Coming Home' was featured in commercials for the iPhone 6.
    He said, 'Being in the public eye is difficult for me because I'm introverted.'
    In four months, he went from bussing tables to signing with a major label.
    His first two songs racked up over a million plays on Soundcloud.
    He performed at the White House as part of 'The Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles (2016).
    His retro sound draws comparisons to Sam Cooke and Otis Redding.

Credit: C. Fishel


 
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