So i watched this not long ago. It is kind of profound. Oddly it is how most artists spend their life. There are only so many Lady GaGa's, Kid Rock's, Hank's, Madonna's...hmm well you get the picture. Most artists live in obscurity.
He seems like a very humble, generous man. I will probably now seek out his music. I am kind of curious where all the money from the record company went? Sounds like Rodriquez didn't see any of it....Same old thing as the record company's always do. Steal from their artists. Shame too. Someone that is a good artist could make more albums and perhaps break through if they didn't get ripped off.
In days of old record company's developed artists, supported them, sent them out with other bands that would help them get exposure etc. That doesn't happen much nowadays and sounds like it didn't happen like it should have for Rodriquez either. Now you really can't do much on the selling records end. Not many artists sell many records and that is the cold fact.
Anyway if you haven't seen it and have a true love for music i suggest you seek it out....He seems to me like a street poet who got lost in the dark only to find the spotlight when his time in the sun was nearly over. But @ least he did get recognized for his talent...if only in South Africa....