Double Your Pleasure with Two Nights of Dylan LeBlanc This WeekFebruary 3rd, 2016
Born in Louisiana, singer-songwriter Dylan LeBlanc grew up surrounded by music, thanks to his father, a longtime Muscle Shoals session player. LeBlanc began playing the mandolin and guitar and then performing live at just the age of 15. His debut LP, Paupers Field (stream it below), arrived five years later on Rough Trade in 2010 and generated some considerable buzz. AllMusic made comparisons to Townes Van Zandt, Fleet Foxes and Nick Drake while adding that the album shows “a great deal of promise, especially when this old soul, saddled with the weight of a young man’s preconceptions, finds those ideals both met and shattered.” His third full-length, Cautionary Tale (stream it below), came out two weeks ago. Per American Songwriter, it’s “an album of reckoning with youthful mistakes…. LeBlanc offers cutting introspection that sounds so good it’s easy to miss.” On the road in support of the new LP, LeBlanc (above, performing “Cautionary Tale” for CBS This Morning) plays Mercury Lounge tomorrow and Rough Trade NYC on Saturday.