WHAT A REFRESHING ALBUM! I must confess
that I am overwhelmed by your Great Great work! The richness of writing and musical diversity give your albums an impression of grand style and of perfection. All the songs are an unusual boldness and richness. You turn what is elementary into something organic, original, immaculate…With fragility and tactfulness, beauty and sensitivity, delicaty and genuineness, you infuse your album with a soul and modesty that can only make it extremely lovable.
Your records are not a jewels, but a jewely case, a superb and wonderful jewelly case,for the TRUE JEWEL IS YOUR HEART BEATING INSIDE THE CENTER!! GIANTESS.
Being the Dj there,I am also active in the drafting of Country Music Gazette.I would be very happy if I could release for publishing your interview through the Email.
Many thanks for all.
Dominique Costanoga – Radio Marseillette
4 Jan 2003
DeLeon’s album title doesn’t refer to Hell, Norway, but a nightmare journey to Finland on her 2002 European tour, at the end of which she did a live show, accompanied only by fiddler John Permenter, on YLE Radio, Helsinki, and liked the ten cuts so much she put them on CD, plus another recorded in her living room. She’s since learned that less really is more, getting a better response to this freebie bare-bones album than to her high dollar studio/guest stars debut Outlaws & Lovers, which she put out simply as Bianca (Texas trivia; she’s the subject of David Rodriguez’s Bianca Smiles.) Apart from the audience favorite Don’t You Hate It When Your Date Gets Shot?, which she’d kinda like to get rid of, this is all new Borderland material from one of the few people who can be described as a Texas singer-songwriter, not just a singer-songwriter from Texas. — John Conquest, 3rd COAST MUSIC, November 2002
—MY TEXAS MUSIC , March 2003