Country youngen Dylan LeBlanc serenades a gold mining town to the wispy, spooked out chords of "Part One: The End", from his new album Cast The Same Old Shadow.
Dylan LeBlanc (born March 9, 1990 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American singer-songwriter. Known for his haunting songwriting and melodies, LeBlanc ls from Shreveport, LA, but currently resides in Muscle Shoals, AL.
In early 2010, LeBlanc released his first album Paupers Field. It received good reviews but had limited commercial success. In support of Pauper's Field he began touring and opening for acts such as Lucinda Williams, The Civil Wars, Laura Marling and Calexico. LeBlanc's second album, Cast the Same Old Shadow was released in August 2012. Following the release of Cast the Same Old Shadow LeBlanc played with Bruce Springsteen, First Aid Kit, The Drive By Truckers and the Alabama Shakes. LeBlanc also collaborated with Emmylou harris on "If the creek dont rise" the third track on Paupers Feild.
LeBlanc cites Southern Gothic literature as an inspiration to his song writing process. At the age of sixteen LeBlanc spoke to friend and fellow musician, Jason Isbell about how to become a better songwriter. Isbell told LeBlanc that literature and observation were good processes. Inspred by William Faulkner,Tennessee Williams, Flannery 'Oconnor and many other classic literary voices, inspired LeBlanc to write in a detailed almost dark Southern Gothic-esque style which links romanticism and literature in its own fashion of songwriting. But also LeBlanc cites "the feeling that he was always on his own" and "learning the hard way" were more of an influence than anything.
Cast the Same Old Shadow fell to both good and very critical review-
Louisiana 22-year-old Dylan LeBlanc's second album picks up where his debut left off, with songs of love and lost innocence marinated in melancholy. The singer-songwriter has a past chequered by opiates and breakdowns both personal and romantic, and pours such experiences into songs that are as beautiful as they are bleak. Peppered with pedal steel, talk of judgment and hushed, mournful pleas to "lead me now to the righteous path", the atmosphere is eerie rather than unsettling- an excerpt from the renowned media of The Guardian.