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Dylan LeBlanc on World Cafe | January 5, 2011

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From the voice of a 20 year old comes a sound convincingly weighted by the words of a tested soul. Dylan LeBlanc may be young, but his soulful folk songs are sincerely heartfelt and mirror a past of hardship. With acoustic and sliding guitars, grounded vocals, and the rustling of piano keys, LeBlanc's themes of pain, loss and love align his work with many hallmarks of Americana. And he's just getting started.

Hailing from Louisiana, LeBlanc's debut album, Paupers Field, is tender, brooding and empowering. According to the quiet-spoken loner, writing music has provided him with a great sense of hope. Since youth, he was surrounded by tradition — his father was a Muscle Shoals session player and songwriter. As early as 7 years old, LeBlanc was playing guitar, and by the time he was 15, he was arranging tunes that would serve as the precursor to his debut. Though he is a loner at heart, music has always been a communal experience for him, and it's particularly evident in the way he organically works with others. But even after teaming up with Emmylou Harris, who's guests on Paupers Field, LeBlanc never anticipated the response he's received. (link)

Playlist:


Lissie  In Sleep  Catching A Tiger
Damien Rice  Cannonball (Remix)  B-Sides
Amos Lee  Windows Are Down  Mission Bell
Jukebox the Ghost  Empire  Everything Under the Sun
Arcade Fire  The Suburbs  The Suburbs
Dylan LeBlanc  Changing of the Seasons  Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Dylan LeBlanc  Emma Hartley  Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Dylan LeBlanc  Low  Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Little Feat  Skin It Back  Feats Don't Fail Me Now
The Black Keys  Everlasting Light  Brothers
Adele  Rolling in the Deep 21
Spoon  The Mystery Zone  Transference
The Walkmen  Angela Surf City  Lisbon
Talking Heads  Lifetime Piling Up  Sand in the Vaseline
Jenny & Johnny  Scissor Runner  I'm Having Fun Now
The Lemonheads  It's About Time  Come On Feel the Lemonheads
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti  Bright Lit Blue Skies  Before Today
The Tallest Man on Earth  The Dreamer  Sometimes the Blues is Just a Passing Bird
John Martyn  Couldn't Love You More  Sweet Little Mysteries: The Island Anthology
Joseph Arthur  Honey and the Moon  Redemption's Son
Neil Young  Love & War  Le Noise
Blue Rodeo  5 Days in May  5 Days in July
Bob Marley & the Wailers  Iron Lion Zion  Songs of Freedom
Morphine  Honey White  Yes
The Budos Band  Rite of the Ancients  Budos Band II