This time a year ago Leon Bridges was busing tables in Fort Worth, Texas.
Tonight, he makes his Austin City Limits debut. Of course, in that year the Fort Worth artist has had quite the musical evolution, including appearances on The Tonight Show, The Late Late Show, NPR, an Apple commercial and more. Oh, and he’s earned a Grammy nomination.
Before his taping though, the North Texan took some time to chat about his past year, what’s next and — that’s right — his North Texas hometown. Check it out:
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats also perform in tonight’s episode. The Missouri-born, Colorado-based soul rocker is known for his powerful, fearless performances, as shown in this web-exclusive performance of “Shake”:
You can catch the new ACL episode tonight at 10pm on KERA TV!
(And heads up — if the episode leaves you wanting more, tickets for KXT 91.7 Presents Leon Bridges go on sale this Friday at noon.)