He managed to disappear on stage even while performing under the spotlight. Outside of Dylan, himself, and Sly Stone, I’ve never seen another performer so successful at hiding in plain view.
In a kind of striptease act, Rodriguez came on stage in a jacket and hat, completely hiding his face for the first half of his show. Then, he removed the jacket, revealing his arms. Occasionally, when he turned to the side, you could get glimpse of his face.
Finally at the end, Rodriguez removed the hat, and a for just a few minutes, revealed himself to the sold out audience. They gave him a standing ovation.
His mystique, the Academy Award winning movie—Searching for Sugar Man, and a compelling set list, were a crowd pleaser in a house filled with all ages.