Leon Bridges, the Fort Worth soul singer who has been blowing up this summer, made a surprise appearance while back home this week. He was a special guest at D Magazine's Best of Big D party at the Bomb Factory on Wednesday, where he sang happy birthday to DJ Spinderella.
Afterward, he made another, more surprising appearance: on the streets of Deep Ellum. According to D Magazine, he joined two young men who were busking on Elm Street. He sang several songs, then left for the two buskers all the cash that had been dropped in the guitar case. D Magazine has more details about the performance, which sounds like it was absolutely lovely.
It's been a huge summer for Bridges. In the last five weeks, he's performed on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Fallon, appeared on BBC Radio (where he met Amy Poehler), and was guest DJ this week on NPR's All Songs Considered, where he talked about songs that have influenced him.
Bridges, who recently wrapped up a European tour, heads back out on the road starting Aug. 1 with the Pickathon fest in Oregon. His next scheduled D-FW stop is a sold-out show Nov. 14 at the Majestic Theater. In the meantime, we highly recommend following him on Instagram. That's where you can see the work of his exclusive photographer, Rambo, who has been working with Bridges since last year. Read about their super-cool collaboration on Instagram's in-house blog.