Texas Music Museum presents The Lomax on Lomax Show, a preview of John Lomax III’s debut album, “American Folk Songs”. With special guest, Bianca De Leon.

NASHVILLE: John Lomax III, grandson and nephew of pioneering folklorists’ John Avery and Alan Lomax will return for his first local shows in eighteen months with performances set for the Dripping Springs Free Library, Texas Music Museum and a presentation by noted local singer-songwriter, Bianca DeLeon

John Lomax III celebrated his 54 continuous year in the music industry by becoming a performer and creating THE LOMAX ON LOMAX SHOW. This solo, acapella event presents songs, stories and images based on his family’s work finding, recording, preserving, and presenting unique American music and musicians over 114 years and four generations.

Lomax is also completing his debut album, AMERICAN FOLK SONGS, set for release on his 80th birthday, August 20.

Since 1970, Lomax has worked as an artist manager, journalist, label exec and, from 1996, international music distributor. He is a CMA Award winner, earning the Jo Walker Meador International Achievement Award in 2010.

The Lomax family has a long Austin history, dating from 1906 with at least 7 members attending and/or graduating from UT. TheLomaxonLomaxshow.com

Dripping Springs Free Library
Wednesday, July 17 6:00 p.m.
Free Admission
501 Sportsplex Dr, Dripping Springs, Tx
(512) 858-7825

Texas Music Museum
1009 E 11th Street, Austin, Tx
Free Admission
July 19, 2-3:30pm

UpsonDowns
604 Upson Street, Austin, Tx

July 20, 7-9pm

CD – Dangerous Endeavor

Townes Van Zandt’s “White Freightliner Blues” in a minor key makes perfect sense when performed by Bianca De Leon, once Townes’ close confidant, now carrying on his tradition of mixing the darkness and the light in her songs of love and loss, innocence and experience, with the emphasis now firmly on experience.

A world-weary cover of Hank Williams’ “I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow” marks the other boundary of Bianca’s territory, conveying strength and resolution along with the resignation of hard fought experience. In between, her latest songs continue to weave the threads of the stories her followers have come to love over the years: solid songwriting and a voice that gets better with age – and experience.

As a young girl in south Texas, De Leon learned to smuggle tequila across the border under her petticoats, and she became familiar with cantina life, with desperadoes and secrets oscuros. She left school and was drawn to the road, hopping freight trains, living everywhere from Santa Cruz to Sonora, from Nashville to Bogota.

Dark, quiet, and ever observant, she was already fashioning her life into the substance of her art, singing of love and loss on the borderlands of love and loss, of adventure and romance, and of uncertainty and danger. When she sings of outlaws and lovers, she sings like she’s lived it and she means it – and she has, and she does.

De Leon co-produced Dangerous Endeavor with John Inman, who provided most of the backing instrumentation, while De Leon wrote all but three songs – Williams’ “Lonesome Whistle,” Will Dudley’s “Rose of a Different Thorn” and the Van Zandt’s “Freightliner.”

Dangerous Endeavor is De Leon’s fifth release. While she plans to tour extensively in the United Sates this year, she is already lining up shows in Europe where she is already a celebrated artist known for her “cuts-to-the-bone” voice and her insightful, honest songs.
Through the universality of her songs, De Leon’s music bridges all borders – geographical, cultural and emotional.

Song Samples

Latest Videos

"Queen of the Border Ballad"                     ***

-- John Nova Lomax

"These are songs of outlaws and lovers from the heights and depths of life and love; from the heart and soul; from the borderlands."

-- Robert Earl Hardy, Townes Van Zandt biographer

"One of the true Texas singer-songwriters” ***

-- John Conquest

"To write it, you’ve got to live it."         ***

-- Bianca DeLeon

"A Townes cover, a Hank cover and a bunch of her own fine songs ... Bianca delivers yet again on her new album ... and the title song is a classic..."

-- Noel Casey, 'After Midnight...' 103.2 Dublin City FM

“... the woman left the north of the Netherlands on a train at 8.30 on Thursday morning. The train was stopped and held up near Göttingen for two hours... She was late to Würzburg and aboard a train to Schweinfurt that had to wait a half hour because train traffic was halted...  She changed trains ... to get off directly at Stattbahnhof...  Straight off the train after more than twelve hours onto the stage, no stage clothes, no soundcheck, no food, no nothing.
And I swear to you, she brung it. Big time. ...she delivered one perfect line after another.
...Do check her out, it’s so worth it!”  -- Marcus Rill

“Bianca writes about the real roads of living in this music.  Spanish ballads that will stand any test of time.  Outlaws & Lovers is a fine record.”

-- Eric Taylor

"With a deceptively simple sounding style, DeLeon has a very finely tuned awareness of how much of the work her words can do on their own; but she can pump in the drama when it's needed."

- - John Conquest

“A voice from Texas that does it right.”            ***

- - Guy Clark

Subscribe to our newsletter