Suit by Topshop and shirt by COS The hearsay is true: Leon Bridges really is one of the nicest guys in the industry. Born in Georgia to a Louisianan family, Leon lived in Atlanta and New Orleans until his parents moved him to Texas just before his third birthday. Twenty years later, a serendipitous meeting at a little honky-tonk in Fort Worth introduced him to friends and musicians Austin Jenkins and Josh Block, two Texan boys from the nearby towns of Weatherford and Waxahachie. The duo convinced This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty Buy Now Related Stories Music Issue 50 Caroline Polachek “The thing that eats at me a little bit is how subjective my music is.... You can’t get away from ‘Caroline Polachek.’” Music Issue 50 Odd Jobs Molly Lewis, professional whistler. Music Issue 50 Behind the Scenes Film composer Emile Mosseri on the art of setting music to film. Music Issue 49 Tove Lo The pop star reflects on the big feelings behind her biggest hits. Music Issue 49 Róisín Murphy Five questions for an art-pop icon. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Beauty in the Beat How rhythm shapes our lives.