BIANCA De LEON www.biancadeleon.com
"Hooray for Bianca! A voice from Texas that does it right.- Guy Clark
Love, Guns & Money (Lonesome Highway 3333)
Her fourth album features a photo of her standing in front of a Dutch club’s chalkboard that reads ‘de Texaanse Troubadour Bianca DeLeon.’…. she’s much better known in Europe than in Texas.
….DeLeon is rooted in and lives in two different worlds, the Texas-Mexico borderlands in which she was born and raised, and which, in my experience, few Anglos seem to be able to write about convincingly, and the national and international singer-songwriter venue circuit…. she’s a bit different from your average troubadour. How many of them could write “I Sang Patsy Cline (“the Night Noriega Fell’)?
As always, DeLeon travels first class, with backing by guitar great John Inmon, Radoslav Lorkovic on piano, B3 and accordion, The East Side Flash resophonic guitar, David Carroll bass and Paul Pearcy drums, on a set that includes a song in Spanish, “Buscando Por Ti”, a honky tonker, “The Bottle’s On The Table”, striking observations on love and loss, “Independence Day”, “This Time” and “Silence Speaks Louder Than Words” and ends with a medley of Townes Van Zandt’s “Nothin”’ and Hank Williams’ “Ramblin’ Man”. --- 3rd Coast Music –John Conquest
• Film- "Cut Off" (starring Faye Dunaway, Malcolm McDowell, Amanda Brooks, and Ann Archer), featured at Cannes Film Festival, included Bianca’s song "Six Pack of Misery".
• Video Game- “High Timin' Girl”- licensed for the video game "Big Mother Truckers 2".
• Previous CDs- Repeated strong showings on EuroAmericana charts. Hit #1 on Irish chart
• Book- Interviews w/ Bianca in biography of Townes Van Zandt : No Deeper Blue.
Other earlier praise:
“Bianca DeLeon…Tex-Mex border ballad..only a few artist who excel at it..(she’s) nearly in a class of her own…she gets strong support from an all-star cast of Austin & Tejano musicians including Bobby Flores, Joel Guzman, and Redd Volkaert.-Dirty Linen
“‘Border ballad’ has become such a loathsome cliché that I’d like to send a copy of Bianca’s CD-The Long Slow Decline of Carmelita (and David Rodriguez’ Man Against Beast) to everyone who’s written or plans to write one, to show them why they shouldn’t. Add De Leon to your list of true Texas singer-songwriters.” – 3rd Coast Music
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