Jeff Bridges: More Than Just an Actor

Written by on August 25, 2011 in August 25, 2011, Live Reviews - Comments Off on Jeff Bridges: More Than Just an Actor

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Jeff BridgesWhile many people are familiar with Academy Award winning actor Jeff Bridges’ movie roles in “The Big Lebowski” and “Crazy Heart” fewer know that he was a musician back in the day. In the 2009 release “Crazy Heart”, Jeff took on the role of a down-on-his-luck country singer to much critical acclaim but now, in 2011, Mr Bridges has turned that praise into a new career oulet, a bonafide country singer.

On August 10, Jeff Bridges brought his voice and guitar to the Austin City Limits studios for a taping of the highly acclaimed PBS show’s 37th season. Accompanied by his touring band, Mr Bridges performed and array of songs from his recently released self-titled album, “Jeff Bridges,”  the “Crazy Heart” soundtrack, and “The Big Lebowski” soundtrack.  Jeff’s excitement and pleasure at performing these songs was quite evident as his glow and laughter brought the audience to life. Mr Bridges also won over the crowd as he spoke of his love for Austin. Jeff also paid tribute to the great Stephen Bruton, co-writer of “Crazy Heart” while he performed Bruton’s songs.

Keep your eyes out for the upcoming airing of this great show.

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