If I had to pick a 'feel good moment' from last year, it was seeing the hard won dreams of Charles Bradley come to fruition. Not only was his debut LP "No Time For Dreaming", released on Daptone Records, but he hit the road for a string of shows with the Menahan Street Band that was joyously received, to say the least.
Now that golden moment is captured in the form of a documentary, Charles Bradley: Soul of America that will have it's debut at this year's SXSW Film Festival. Have a look at the trailer below:
Had the pleasure of catching Mr. Bradley & The Menahan Street Band at Soho in Santa Barbara last fall. It was an emotional night, and Charles performed a fiery set, capping it off by literally bringing the love to the audience, wading out for hugs at the end of his set. It was hard not to be moved.