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Bianca DeLeon specialiseert in rampzalige reizen en prima liedjes
admin – juli 8, 2017

STEENDAM – Rampzalige reizen, Bianca De Leon kan en heeft er een boek over geschreven en wellicht komt er nog een extra hoofdstuk voor de reis die ze maakte van Austin Texas naar Steendam. Hoewel drie dagen zonder slaap, een op het laatste moment gecancelde vlucht en een wolkbreuk met onweer in Amsterdam na schietpartijen in Panama en mensen onder de trein in Finland wellicht nog één van de meer tammere reizen is. Drie dagen geen slaap met een flinke jetlag hadden wel zijn tol geëist en aanvankelijk stond De Leon wat schuchter op het podium bij Peter en Leni. Bianca De Leon specialiseert zich in de rauwe en soms morbide verhalen van de grens van Mexico en Texas, waar een schietpartij of romance meer of minder altijd mogelijk is. De artieste woont nu weliswaar weer in Texas, maar bracht ook een flink deel van haar leven door in Mexico. Geen gebied voor doetjes. Dat kwam in haar liedjes tot uiting die ze weer erg mooi afwisselde met mooie liefdesliedjes. Ze opende met ‘Silence Speaks Louder Than Words’ en aanvankelijk moest alles nog even wakker worden aan haar. Dat duurde gelukkig niet lang, want al in het derde nummer viel één van de hoogtepunten van het concert te noteren met het prachtige ‘The Long Slow Decline of Carmelita’. Een lied dat was geïnspireerd door een optreden in een Mexicaans bordeel, waar in de pauze publiek, personeel en de complete drankvoorraad even om de hoek moest wachten op de vlucht voor een politieinval en op het moment dat de politie afdroop werd de tweede set gespeeld en was het business als usual met mannen en dames die zich even terug trokken. Naast een fijne vertelster in haar liedjes kan Bianca De Leon ook prima een verhaal brengen en had ze dat best nog wat vaker mogen doen. Ze heeft een fijne diepe stem en weet zich adequaat op de gitaar te begeleiden. Ze speelt korte krachtige liedjes met vaak moord en doodslag als onderwerp, maar ook liefde en het leven. Voor de pauze nog mooie nummers als ‘High & Lonesome’, ‘Writing on the Wall’, In The Moonlight’, ‘Stale Wine and Roses’ en het prachtige ‘Somebody Shot Manuel’ Na de pauze werd het beter en beter en was te merken hoe een concert met een sprankelendere Bianca De Leon is. De liedjes bleven sterk, de verhalen waren rijkelijker en de zang kwetsbaar maar juist daardoor ook sterk. Aanvankelijk lag de nadruk op haar laatste album ‘Love, Guns and Money’. Ze vertelde rondom ‘I Sang Patsy Cline’ hoe ze in Panama terecht kwam, net op de avond dat Amerika dictator Noriega afzette en een nieuwsgierige blik over een balkon haar bijna het leven koste. Erg mooi was ‘Guns and Money’ en ook het Spaanstalige ‘Buscando Por Ti’, waarna ze afsloot met een reeks nieuwe liedjes van haar volgende album. Dat wordt een album om naar uit te kijken, want nummers als ‘Dangerous Endeavour’, ’67 Cadillac’ en het Marilyn Monroe lied ‘Sad Corner of Her Eyes’ wat een prachtig eerbetoon was voor ze afsloot met de grappige meezinger ‘Don’t You Hate it When Your Date Gets Shot’ over één van haar minder gelukig afgelopen episodes in haar liefdesleven. Een erg fijne singersongwriter die het leven van de grens tot leven wekt in haar Americana en Folk liedjes, soms ruig en ruw, soms vol humor, maar altijd een goed verhaal.

Bianca DeLeon specializes in disastrous journeys and great songs

admin – July 8, 2017

STEENDAM – Disastrous journeys,
Bianca De Leon can and has written a book about it and perhaps there will be an extra chapter for the journey she made from Austin Texas to Steendam.
Although three days without sleep, a flight canceled at the last minute and a cloudburst with a thunderstorm in Amsterdam after shootings in Panama and people on the train in Finland may still be one of the more tame journeys. Three days of no sleep with a big jet lag had taken its toll and initially De Leon was a little timid on the stage with Peter and Leni.
Bianca De Leon specializes in the raw and sometimes morbid stories of the border between Mexico and Texas, where shooting or romance is more or less always possible. Although the artist now lives in Texas again, she also spent a good part of her life in Mexico. No area for doing it.
That was reflected in her songs, which she alternated very nicely with beautiful love songs. She opened with “Silence Speaks Louder Than Words” and initially everything had to be awakened to her. Fortunately that didn’t last long, because in the third song one of the highlights of the concert could be noted with the beautiful “The Long Slow Decline of Carmelita”. A song that was inspired by a performance in a Mexican brothel, where during the break the public, staff and the entire supply of drinks had to wait around the corner for the flight for a police raid and the second set was played when the police came and it was business as usual with men and women who just retired.
In addition to being a great storyteller in her songs, Bianca De Leon can also tell a good story and she should have done it more often. She has a nice deep voice and knows how to guide herself adequately on the guitar. She plays short, powerful songs with murder and manslaughter as the subject, but also love and life.
Before the break nice songs like ‘High & Lonesome’, ‘Writing on the Wall’, In The Moonlight ‘,’ Stale Wine and Roses’ and the beautiful ‘Somebody Shot Manuel’
After the break it got better and better and was too notice what a concert with a more sparkling Bianca De Leon is like. The songs remained strong, the stories were richer and the vocals fragile, but precisely because of that.
Initially the emphasis was on her latest album “Love, Guns and Money”. She told about “I Sang Patsy Cline” how she ended up in Panama, just on the evening that America turned off dictator Noriega and a curious look over a balcony almost killed her. Very nice was “Guns and Money” and also the Spanish “Buscando Por Ti”, after which she closed with a series of new songs from her next album. That will be an album to look forward to, because songs like ‘Dangerous Endeavor’, ’67 Cadillac ‘and the Marilyn Monroe song’ Sad Corner of Her Eyes ‘were a wonderful tribute before she concluded with the funny sing-along’ Don’t You Hate it When Your Date Gets Shot ‘about one of her less successful past episodes in her love life.
A very nice singer songwriter who brings life from the border to life in her Americana and Folk songs, sometimes rough and rough, sometimes full of humor, but always a good story.

Reviews By Stephen Rapid
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016 AT 02:35PM

Bianca De Leon Love, Guns & Money Self Release
Self-written and produced album number four from De Leon (other than the one cover Nothin’/Ramblin’ Man which combines songs by Townes Van Zandt and Hank Williams). It was recorded in Austin, Texas with some local players stepping up to the plate. Names know to those who check such things on albums coming out of Austin like John Inmon, Paul Percy and some, not so well know perhaps, like Radoslav Lorkovic on piano, B3 and accordion (he also plays with Jimmy LaFeve and others)- an instrument that adds much to the atmosphere of the song Guns And Money. De Lone has a strong versatile voice that is the centrepiece of the material here.

For her fourth album she handles the production herself and gets a strong, textured and varied sound from her assembled players. Some of the songs really evoke a time and place such as I Sang Patsy Cline. A song that details the background to the title which was about the night that Manuel Noriega was removed from power in Panama. It appears in an extended 6-minute version and as a bonus track at the end of the album as a radio edit. To underline her affinity and heritage, Buscando Por Ti is sung in Spanish and is about looking for love. Stale Wine and Roses is about leaving and being left behind and is delivered with a softness that echoes of regret. The Bottles On The Table, which features some effective playing from Lorkovic on piano and the East Side Flash on resophonic guitar and some string harmony vocals, has a similar sense of unresolved emotions.

The remainder of the album is equally effective and the songs bear repeated listening and the printed lyrics allow for closer inspection and therefore the meaning of the songs though relationships gained and lost are central to the songs. Garden In The Sun has another nice harmony from Hilary Claire Anderson. It is also a more acoustic-based song that considers offering a place of refuge. Nothin’/Ramblin’ Man fits well into the overall scheme of things by sounding completely in sync with the self-written songs. They are tributes to two writers who have likely provided much inspiration to De Leon. Silence Speaks Louder Than Words is an expression of a universal truth which again underscores that De Leon is a writer and singer of note who has produced an album that works on several levels and is the work of a person who has lived some life to get to this place. A place worth getting to.

BIANCA DELEON – LOVE, GUNS & MONEY

Wow, dat was alweer even geleden! Ik bedoel dat we lange tijd niks te horen kregen over deze heel bijzondere dame, die nu toch al vijftien jaar geleden door de zeer grote poort ons muzikale leven kwam binnengezwaaid met de ronduit fantastische “Outlaws & Lovers”-plaat. In het zog van mensen als Tish Hinojosa, bracht zij ons dat tikkeltje meer uit de muziek van het zuiden van de staat Texas. Ze had haar naam mee, schreef enkele heel knappe nummers en wist haar covers zorgvuldig uit te kiezen.

Die plaat bracht haar ondermeer naar onze Lage landen en naar Scandinavië en dat touren resulteerde in de goeie “Live from Helsinki”-CD uit 2002? Twee jaar. later volgde nog de wat minder opvallende “The Long Slow Decline of Carmelita”, die niet geheel onbegrijpelijk tussen de plooien van de tijd verzeild geraakte…..

Wie ooit een concert van Bianca zag, weet ongetwijfeld wat ik bedoel: deze dame heeft het vermogen om je, al zit je ergens in Nederland naar haar te kijken en te luisteren, het gevoel te geven dat je helemaal in Texas zit. Dat heeft natuurlijk te maken met het feit dat er bij haar al eens een Spaanstalige song passeert (al is er hier maar ééntje, namelijk “Buscando Por Ti”), maar vooral met die sfeer. Je kunt dat moeilijk met woorden beschrijven, maar er is iets met Texas en al helemaal met het Texas van de songwriters.

Als songwriter is Bianca duidelijk tot volle wasdom gekomen: ze beheerst zowat elke stijl, die je onder de noemer “Americana” kunt klasseren en ze laat zich ook nog eens omringen door een groep klassemuzikanten, van het gehalte John Innon, Stuart Adamson, Paul Pearcy en Rad Lorkovic, om slechts die vier bij naam te noemen. Op de plaat dus tien nummers, of elf, als je de reprise van “I Sang Patsy Cline” meerekent. Of nee, twaalf, als je de medley van “Nothin’” van Townes van Zandt en “Ramblin’ Man” van Hank Williams voor de twee songs neemt, die het ook wel zijn. Enfin, voor we in oeverloze discussies vervallen: dit is ruim drie kwartier Amerikaanse rootsmuziek van hoog niveau, of je ‘t nu “singer songwriter” of “Americana” of Folk” of “Country” of “Border music” noemt.: dit is een heel gevarieerde CD, met een rijpe songschrijver en een goede zangeres in de focus.

Deze dame schrijft, zo denk ik, nogal vaak vanuit eigen ervaring en dat kun je horen: dit is geloofwaardig, dit klinkt doorleefd, dit gaat recht naar het hard en daarenboven is het ook nog eens goed gespeeld. Veel meer moet dat voor ons niet zijn en als het haar belieft, mag Bianca gauw nog eens onze kant uit vliegen!
— (Dani Heyvaert)

“Bianca De Leon is a Texan singer-songwriter that writes lyrics based on personal experiences which are heartfelt and moving. On her latest album ‘Love, Guns & Money’, this great singer delivers Americana songs in English and Spanish language that remind of other female stars originating from Texas, e.g. Tish Hinojosa.”

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Wow, that was been a while! I mean we heard nothing for a long time got over this very special lady, now already fifteen years ago by the huge port our musical life came swung the downright fantastic “Outlaws & Lovers” plate. In the wake of people like Tish Hinojosa, they brought us that little bit more out of the music from the south of the state of Texas. She had her name with it, wrote some really great songs and was able to choose its cover carefully.

That album brought her to include the Low Countries and Scandinavia, and touring resulted in the good “Live from Helsinki” CD from 2002? Two years. later, even the less conspicuous “The Long Slow Decline of Carmelita” who did not get completely incomprehensible caught up in the folds of time. And now there’s so number four, which I can give right away that it worth the wait… this has become a very fine record, recorded completely live in barely eight hours of time and so there is plenty of live feeling.

Who ever saw a concert by Bianca undoubtedly know what I mean, this lady has the ability to you, though you’re somewhere in the Netherlands to look at her and listen, to give the feeling that you do is in Texas. That has to do with the fact that its once pass a Spanish language song (though there’s only one, namely “Buscando Por Ti”), but especially with that atmosphere. You can describe it in words is difficult, but there’s something about Texas and certainly with the songwriters Texas.

As a songwriter is Bianca clearly reached maturity they mastered just about every style, which can be classified under the “Americana” denominator and she let herself once again surrounded by a group class musicians of the content John Innon, Stuart Adamson, Paul Pearcy and Rad Lorkovic, to mention only those four by name. On the plate is ten numbers or eleven, if you have the reprise of “I Sang Patsy Cline” know more. Or no, twelve, when the medley of “Nothin'” Townes van Zandt and “Ramblin’ Man” by Hank Williams taking the two songs that do it also. Anyway, before we fall into endless discussions: This is more than three-quarters of American roots music of a high standard, whether you think it now calls “singer-songwriter” or “Americana” or “Folk” or “Country” or “Border Music “. This is a very varied CD with a mature songwriter and a great singer in focus.

This lady writes, I think, quite often from their own experience and that you can hear that this is credible, this sounds lived, this goes right to the hard and above it is also a good play. Much more must be not for us and if it pleases her, Bianca may soon fly again from our side!

— (Dani Heyvaert)
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Gorgeous and very endearing Americana Country / Texas Country provides homegrown near Corpus Christi singer / songwriter BIANCA DE LEON on her latest album Love, Guns & Money. Recorded with the use of few overdubs in Austin, Texas with the best musicians, in the rising “Live Music Capital Of The World”. When her own production free of Attitude the artist is a wonderfully harmonious, all tailored to their identity and their very different songs album that is linked equal to several American traditions. The catchy “I Sang Patsy Cline” is the ideal single release, but also we find several songs that conjure an occasionally a comforting goose bumps on the back.

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Bianca De Leon: Love, Guns & Money
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A selection of the musicians of New Discs Hemifran 2016-3.

Led by Peter Holmstedt Sweden Hemifran oriented folk music is represented as a flagship matter the continent. Thanks to the activities of a number of overseas (US, Canada, Australia etc) can be recognized by artist. Continuing the tradition started last year, is now once again we select musicians for the superannuation Hemifran Discs.

April 18 2016 10:38

The guitarist-singer-songwriter Bianca De Leon Texas-born and poetic qualities quickly became apparent. The artist recently signed an album routes are, which is Love, Guns & Money received address.
This is the fourth disc of the kollekciójában. Bianca De Leon in 2001, made her debut disc of the Outlaws & Lovers, two years later she made Live: From Hell To Helsinki in 2005 and The Long Slow Decline of Carmelita followed. From the foregoing, the rapporteur gave a decade of disc-free period ending in the new album.
The richly orchestrated disc has 10 songs + 1. The repertoire receiving the first third position “I Sang Pasty Cline” pops up again at the end of the disc, “extended” versions. The listener is easy to catch the lyrics, which is not accidental, since literary texts is a resident consuming. Therefore, in the spirit of contemporary folk album it was not only the melodies, but the lira is worth watching.
The repertoire for attention Numbers: “Independence Day,” “Guns and Money”, “Garden in the Sun”, “I Sang Pasty Cline” (Extended Version).

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BIANCA DeLEON
Love, Guns & Money
(Lonesome Highway – 4 STARS)

Her fourth album features a photo of her standing in front of a Dutch club’s chalkboard that reads ‘de Texaanse Troubadour Bianca DeLeon.’ If her name isn’t high on your list of Texas singer-songwriters, or doesn’t even appear on it, this is most likely because, until a recent life-altering health scare softened her stance, she long disdained playing for Austin’s pitiful rates and went where people valued her art, which means she’s much better known in Europe than in Texas. Like David Rodriguez, DeLeon is rooted in and lives in two different worlds, the Texas-Mexico borderlands in which she was born and raised, and which, in my experience, few Anglos seem to be able to write about convincingly, and the national and international singer-songwriter venue circuit, so, again like Rodriguez, she’s a bit different from your average troubadour. How many of them could write I Sang Patsy Cline (“the night Noriega fell’)? As always, DeLeon travels first class, with backing by guitar great John Inmon, Radoslav Lorkovic on piano, B3 and accordion, The East Side Flash resophonic guitar, David Carroll bass and Paul Pearcy drums, on a set that includes a song in Spanish, Buscando Por Ti, a honky tonker, The Bottle’s On The Table, striking observations on love and loss, Independence Day, This Time and Silence Speaks Louder Than Words and ends with a medley of Townes Van Zandt’s Nothin’ and Hank Williams’ Ramblin’ Man.

— John Conquest countryrootsmusic.com/3rdcm

Bianca De Leon – Love, Guns & Money
Pubblicato da Remo Ricaldone | Etichette: Bianca De Leon, Recensione Cd

Quarto lavoro per la brava cantante texana che ha saputo ritagliarsi una solida base di appassionati anche (o soprattutto) in Europa grazie ad una voce limpida e modulata, ad uno stile prettamente acustico che si ispira alla country music ‘made in Texas’ ma anche alla grande tradizione cantautorale che ha fatto del Lone Star State uno dei crocevia più importanti in fatto di commistioni e incroci di stili ed influenze.

“Love, Guns & Money” è inciso dal vivo negli studi The East Side Flash di Austin con una manciata di grandi nomi come il batterista Paul Pearcy, protagonista di centinaia di session con il suo preciso e volitivo drumming, il tastierista Radoslav Lorkovic, tra i migliori pianisti della scena indie americana e John Inmon, altro veterano in Texas a partire dalla sua storica militanza nella Lost Gonzo Band di Jerry Jeff Walker.

Il disco scorre con grande naturalezza e forza poetica al di qua e al di la del border, nelle terre che sono nel cuore alla musicista di chiare origini ‘mexican’, dalla pregnante “Buscando Para Ti” e “Guns And Money” in cui il Messico ha un ruolo primario grazie alla fisarmonica di Mr. Lorkovic che accarezza ed affascina. Se “Independence Day” è più elettrica anche se mai con toni troppo aggressivi, già dalla seguente “I Sang Patsy Cline” si celebra una delle influenze maggiori di Bianca De Leon e nelle ottime “Nothin’” e “Ramblin’ Man”, unite in un medley di buona fattura, vengono omaggiati rispettivamente Townes Van Zandt e Hank Williams Sr., altri due chiari punti di riferimento. “The Bottle’s On The Table” ha ancora il sapore di una country music che si può ormai trovare solo nelle produzioni indipendenti, acustica e accorata, così come il delizioso country waltz di “This Time”. “Silence Speaks Louder Than Words” e “Garden In The Sun” ci regalano ancora emozioni acustiche e completano un disco rilassante e pregnante che merita attenzione. biancadeleon.com.

— Remo Ricaldone

Fourth work for the good Texan singer who has been able to carve out a solid base of fans even (or especially) in Europe thanks to a clear, modulated voice, to a purely acoustic style that is inspired by the country music ‘Made in Texas’ but also to great tradition of songwriting that made the Lone Star State one of the most important crossroads in terms of commissions and crossings of styles and influences.

“Love, Guns & Money” was recorded live in the studios of The East Side Flash Austin with a handful of big names such as drummer Paul Pearcy, who starred in hundreds of sessions with his precise drumming and strong-willed, keyboardist Radoslav Lorkovic, one of the best pianists of the American indie scene, and John Inmon, another veteran in Texas from its historical militancy in the Lost Gonzo Band Jerry Jeff Walker.

The album flows very naturally and poetic force to the sides of the border, in the lands that are in the heart of the clear origins musician ‘mexican’, from the poignant “Buscando Para Ti” and “Guns And Money” where Mexico has a leading role given to Mr. Lorkovic accordion caressing and fascinates. If “Independence Day” is more electric though never with harsh tones, already by the following “The Sang Patsy Cline” is celebrated one of the biggest influences of Bianca De Leon and excellent “Nothin'” and “Ramblin’ Man”, together in a medley of good quality, they are honored, respectively, Townes Van Zandt and Hank Williams Sr., two clear reference points. “The Bottle’s On The Table” still has the flavor of a country music that you can now only be found in independent productions, acoustic and heartfelt, as well as the delicious country waltz of “This Time”. “Silence Speaks Louder Than Words” and “Garden In The Sun” we still give acoustic emotions and complete a relaxing and meaningful record that deserves attention. biancadeleon.com.

— Remo Ricaldone

Translated from http://www.lonestartime.com/2016/03/bianca-de-leon-love-guns-money.html

Bianca De Leon is de vertegenwoordigster van die specifieke tak van de Americana die is ontstaan op de grens van Texas en Mexico. Een combinatie van folk, country en Mexicaanse muziek. De Leon bracht langere tijd door aan beide kanten van de grens en kende een bewogen leven. Het komt terug in haar album ‘Love, Guns & Money’ waarin ze het grensleven tot uitdrukking brengt tien liedjes. Avonturen, zoals ‘I Sang Patsy Cline’ toen ze in Panama verzeilt raakte op de avond dat Amerika een inval deed om dictator Noriega af te zetten, maar ook veel liedjes over het leven zelf, zoals het Spaanse ‘Buscando Por Ti’. In haar muziek is zeker ook een grote Mexicaanse invloed merkbaar. Liedjes als ‘Guns and Money’, ‘Stale Wine and Roses’ en ‘The Bottle’s On The Table’ hebben die invloed, letterlijk en figuurlijk. Het gaat over leven en liefhebben en tevens lijden en sterven in deze regio. Bianca De Leon, onlangs nog te gast in Nederland, zet dat harde en ruige leven neer op geheel eigen wijze. Zacht en lief brengt ze gepeperde liedjes. Ze heeft een mooie en goede stem. Het helpt haar verhalen luid en duidelijk over te laten komen. Haar stem heeft een bepaalde lading die het een extra kwaliteit geeft en het intrigerend maakt. Haar liedjes en zang zijn succesvol en slaan aan. Erg mooi is ook het gevoelige ‘Garden in the Sun’ en het verhalende ‘Silence Speaks Louder Than Words’. Een heel fijn album dat wordt afgesloten met een verkorte versie van ‘I Sang Patsy Cline’. Het album is live opgenomen in de studio en klinkt mede daardoor erg authentiek.

Bianca De Leon is the representative of that particular branch of the Americana that originated on the Texas and Mexico border. A combination of folk, country and Mexican music. The Leon spent a long time on both sides of the border and knew a moved life. It comes back in her album ‘Love, Guns & Money’ in which she expresses the border life ten songs. Adventures, such as ‘I Sang Patsy Cline’ when she sang in Panama, hit the night that America made an invasion to turn Noriega dictator, but also many songs about life itself, like the Spanish ‘Buscando Por Ti’. In her music, a great Mexican influence is also noticeable. Songs like ‘Guns and Money’, ‘Stale Wine and Roses’ and ‘The Bottles On The Table’ have that influence, literally and figuratively. It is about living and loving and also suffering and dying in this region. Bianca De Leon, recently a guest in the Netherlands, puts down that hard and rough life in his own way. Gentle and sweet she brings pissed songs. She has a nice and good voice. It helps her stories come out loud and clear. Her voice has a certain load that gives it extra quality and makes it intriguing. Her songs and vocals are successful and striking. Very nice is also the sensitive ‘Garden in the Sun’ and the narrative ‘Silence Speaks Louder Than Words’. A very nice album that ends with a shortened version of ‘I Sang Patsy Cline’. The album is recorded live in the studio and is therefore very authentic. Put that hard and rough life down in its own way. Gentle and sweet she brings pissed songs. She has a nice and good voice. It helps her stories come out loud and clear. Her voice has a certain load that gives it extra quality and makes it intriguing. Her songs and vocals are successful and striking. Very nice is also the sensitive ‘Garden in the Sun’ and the narrative ‘Silence Speaks Louder Than Words’. A very nice album that ends with a shortened version of ‘I Sang Patsy Cline’. The album is recorded live in the studio and is therefore very authentic. Put that hard and rough life down in its own way. Gentle and sweet she brings pissed songs. She has a nice and good voice. It helps her stories come out loud and clear. Her voice has a certain load that gives it extra quality and makes it intriguing. Her songs and vocals are successful and striking. Very nice is also the sensitive ‘Garden in the Sun’ and the narrative ‘Silence Speaks Louder Than Words’. A very nice album that ends with a shortened version of ‘I Sang Patsy Cline’. The album is recorded live in the studio and is therefore very authentic. Her voice has a certain load that gives it extra quality and makes it intriguing. Her songs and vocals are successful and striking. Very nice is also the sensitive ‘Garden in the Sun’ and the narrative ‘Silence Speaks Louder Than Words’. A very nice album that ends with a shortened version of ‘I Sang Patsy Cline’. The album is recorded live in the studio and is therefore very authentic. Her voice has a certain load that gives it extra quality and makes it intriguing. Her songs and vocals are successful and striking. Very nice is also the sensitive ‘Garden in the Sun’ and the narrative ‘Silence Speaks Louder Than Words’. A very nice album that ends with a shortened version of ‘I Sang Patsy Cline’. The album is recorded live in the studio and is therefore very authentic.

BIANCA DELEON – LOVE, GUNS & MONEY – – Door Cis van Looy op 08 februari 2016
Bijna de titel van de Warren Zevon song Lawyers, Guns and Money die Excitable Boy in ‘76 afsloot, onze interesse is meteen gewekt. Bianca De Leon bezocht overigens al eerder onze contreien, op de foto van op de achterkant van de digipack poseert ze voor een bord met een concertaankondiging in het Nederlands. Als ze niet onderweg is leeft De Leon in het grensgebied tussen Texas en Mexico. Die grens steekt ze ook muzikaal wel eens over, getuige het Spaanstalige Buscando Por Ti dat evenals The Bottle’s On The Table op zwierige accordeontonen voorbij walst. Het twangende snarenspel is van de onvolprezen John Inmon die naast de Spaanse gitaar ook de steel met verve bepotelt
Zowat alle tracks werden samen met de begeleiders in nauwelijks acht uur ingeblikt in de studio in Austin. Enkel de resonerende dobro, een deel van de achtergrondzang en de saxpartijen, zoals in het slepende This Time, werden nadien toegevoegd. Het repertoire van Bianca is opgebouwd met borderballades, een specifiek genre waarin DeLeon haar klasse etaleert met prachtige zang. Weemoedige verhalen over liefde en het verlies van dat gevoel waarbij meestal de plaatselijke cantinas en kroegen het decor vormen en de gebroken harten ergens in donker hoekje schuilen om hun wonden te likken. Silence Speaks Louder Than Words.

“I Sang Patsy Cline the night Noriego falls” vertrouwt de zangeres ons toe. Het beklemmende getuigenverslag van Bianca over de dramatische gebeurtenissen in Panama in 1990, toont de intrinsieke klasse van de zangeres als songwriter. De gestileerde afbeelding van een AK-47 Kalasjnikov op de cd verwijst naar dat persoonlijke relaas.

Ter afsluiting diept ze klassiek werk op van gereputeerde collega’s en brengt Townes Van Zandts, Nothing, een uitgebreid klaaglijk epos met trillende, overslaande stem dat vanaf de eerste gezongen noot beklijft en naadloos overgaat in Ramblin’ Man, dat andere poor whiteman’s blues monument van Hank Williams. Niet zonder risico die coverkeuze maar als je vlak daarna de reprise van I Sang Patsy Cline beluistert kan je er niet omheen, Bianca De Leon is een niet te onderschatten songstress.

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Nearly the title of the Warren Zevon song “Lawyers, Guns and Money” from Excitable Boy in ’76, our interest was immediately aroused. Bianca De Leon visited incidentally already our region; on the photo of the back of the digipack she poses for a placard with a concert announcement in Dutch. When she’s not living on the road, De Leon is on the border between Texas and Mexico. Which border they cross musical ever to witness the Spanish “Buscando Por Ti” which like “The Bottle’s On The Table” in jaunty accordion tones rolled over. The twang income stringed instruments of the acclaimed John Inmon also beside the Spanish guitar, the stem with verve bepotelt.

Nearly all the tracks were combined with the supervisors in barely eight hours canned in the studio in Austin. Only the resonant dobro, a part of the song and the background saxpartijen, such as in the trailing “This Time”, were added subsequently. The Bianca repertoire is built with border ballads, a specific genre DeLeon showcases her class with beautiful vocals. Wistful tales of love and loss of that feeling which usually form the local cantinas and bars the decor and broken hearts hide somewhere dark corner to lick their wounds. “Silence Speaks Louder Than Words”.

“I Sang Patsy Cline the night Noriega fell” the singer confides to us. The oppressive witness report Bianca on the dramatic events in Panama in 1990, shows the intrinsic class singer and songwriter. The stylized image of an AK-47 on the CD refers to the personal account.

In conclusion deepened her classic work of reputed colleagues and bring Townes Van Zandt’s, “Nothing”, rich plaintive epic trembling, his voice which lasts from the first sung note and flows seamlessly into “Ramblin’ Man” that other poor white man’s blues Memorial Hank Williams. Not without risk which cover choice but if you are just after the revival of “I Sang Patsy Cline” listen you can not avoid, Bianca De Leon is not to be underestimated songstress.

BIANCA DE LEON “Love, Guns & Money” (Lonesome Highway Music)

Er zijn zo van die dingen waarmee u ons altijd wel even lastig mag komen vallen. Dingen als een nieuwe cd van de “queen of the border ballad” bijvoorbeeld. Van wie, vroeg u? Van de “queen of the border ballad”! Van Bianca DeLeon! De Texaanse liedjesschrijfster waarover de legendarische Guy Clark jaren geleden al orakelde “A voice from Texas that does it right!” En zo is het wat ons betreft maar net!

Met “Love, Guns & Money” is DeLeon inmiddels al aan haar vierde album toe. En net als op de voorgangers ervan overtuigt ze ook op die nieuwe weer volop. In de voetsporen van collega’s als Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Russell, de al genoemde Guy Clark en anderen verkent ze tien nummers lang het grensgebied tussen haar thuisstaat en Mexico. En dat levert in het gezelschap van begenadigde medereizigers als een John Inman (gitaren), Stuart Adamson (akoestische gitaar), Radoslav Lorkovic (piano, B3 en accordeon), The East Side Flash (resophonic), Paul Pearcy (drums en percussie) en nog wat anderen ook nu weer flink wat muzikale hoogstandjes op.

Van het voorwaar even op een rock vibe surfende “Independence Day” over het lentefrisse rootspop-opstootje “I Sang Patsy Cline (The Night Noriega Fell)” tot border ballad (A ja, he!) “Buscando Por Ti”, van de twangy honky-tonker “Guns & Money” over het zich walsgewijs traag een weg over een hardhouten dansvloer banende “Stale Wine And Roses” tot de “tranen in je biertje” van “The Bottle’s On The Table”, van de sfeervolle Americana van “This Time” en “Garden In The Sun” over het zachtjes, bijna bedeesd voorbij schuifelende “Silence Speaks Louder Than Words” tot de afsluitende medley van “Nothin’” van wijlen Townes Van Zandt en Hank Williams’ “Ramblin’ Man” en de op de valreep nog als bonus track aan het geheel toegevoegde radio cut van “I Sang Patsy Cline”, wij kunnen ons hier probleemloos overal in vinden.

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There are some of those things that you always can come to us are equally troublesome. Things like a new CD of the “queen of the border ballad” for example. From whom, you asked? The “queen of the border ballad” !Bianca DeLeon! The Texan songwriter which the legendary Guy Clark years ago declaimed “A voice from Texas That does it right!” And so it is in our opinion only just!

With “Love, Guns & Money” DeLeon is already on her fourth album. And like its predecessors it she convinces that new again fully. In the footsteps of colleagues such as Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Russell, the already mentioned Guy Clark and others she explores ten tracks long border area between her home country and Mexico. And that results in the company of gifted fellow travelers as John Inman (guitar), Stuart Adamson (acoustic guitar), Radoslav Lorkovic (piano, B3 and accordion), The East Side Flash ( resophonic ), Paul Pearcy (drums and percussion) and some others once again a lot of musical delights on.

The truly just a rock vibe surfing “Independence Day” on the spring fresh rootspop storytelling “I Sang Patsy Cline (The Night Noriega Fell)” to border ballad (A yeah, hey!) “Buscando Por Ti,” the twangy honky-tonker “Guns & Money” about it roll gradually slow way across a hardwood dance floor and “Stale Wine and Roses” to the “tears in your beer” from “The Bottle’s on the Table”, the atmospheric Americana of “This Time” and “Garden In the Sun” on it gently, almost timidly beyond shuffling” Silence Speaks Louder Than Words” to the closing medley of “Nothin ‘” by the late Townes Van Zandt and Hank Williams’ “Ramblin’ Man” and on the last moment as a bonus track on the whole added radio cut of “I Sang Patsy Cline,” we can have no difficulty finding anywhere here.

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Bianca de Leon – Love, Guns & Money
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Met Love, Guns & Money is Bianca de Leon inmiddels al aan haar vierde album toe. En net als op de voorgangers overtuigt ze ook op die nieuwe weer volop. In de voetsporen van collega’s als Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Russell, de al genoemde Guy Clark en anderen verkent ze tien nummers lang het grensgebied tussen haar thuisstaat en Mexico. En dat levert in het gezelschap van begenadigde medereizigers John Inman (gitaren, Stuart Adamson (akoestische gitaar), Radoslav Lorkovic (piano, B3 en accordeon), The East Side Flash (resophonic), Paul Pearcy (drums en percussie) en nog wat anderen ook nu weer flink wat muzikale hoogstandjes op. Van het voorwaar even op een rock vibe surfende Independence Day via het lentefrisse rootspop-opstootje I Sang Patsy Cline (The Night Noriega Fell) tot border ballad (A ja, he!) Buscando Por Ti, van de twangy honky-tonker Guns & Money via het zich walsgewijs traag een weg via een hardhouten dansvloer banende Stale Wine And Roses tot de “tranen in je biertje” van The Bottle’s On The Table, van de sfeervolle Americana van This Time en Garden In The Sun via het zachtjes, bijna bedeesd voorbij schuifelende Silence Speaks Louder Than Words tot de afsluitende medley van Nothin van wijlen Townes Van Zandt en Hank Williams’ Ramblin’ Man en de op de valreep nog als bonus track aan het geheel toegevoegde radio cut van I Sang Patsy Cline, wij kunnen ons hier probleemloos overal in vinden.

With “Love, Guns & Money” DeLeon is already on her fourth album. And like its predecessors it she convinces that new again fully. In the footsteps of colleagues such as Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Russell, the already mentioned Guy Clark and others she explores ten tracks long border area between her home country and Mexico. And that results in the company of gifted fellow travelers as John Inman (guitar), Stuart Adamson (acoustic guitar), Radoslav Lorkovic (piano, B3 and accordion), The East Side Flash ( resophonic ), Paul Pearcy (drums and percussion) and some others once again a lot of musical delights on.

The truly just a rock vibe surfing “Independence Day” on the spring fresh rootspop -opstootje “I Sang Patsy Cline (The Night Noriega Fell)” to border ballad (A yeah, hey!) “Buscando Por Ti,” the twangy honky-tonker”Guns & Money” about it roll gradually slow way across a hardwood dance floor banende “Stale Wine and Roses” to the “tears in your beer” from “the Bottle’s on the Table”, the atmospheric Americana of “This time “and” Garden In the Sun “on it gently, almost timidly beyond shuffling” Silence Speaks Louder Than Words “to the closing medley of” Nothin ‘ “by the late Townes Van Zandt and Hank Williams'” Ramblin’ Man “and on the last moment as a bonus track on the whole added radio cut of “I Sang Patsy Cline,” we can have no difficulty finding anywhere here.

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Gepubliceerd op Muziekwereld: 28 februari 2016
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BIANCA DE LEON: LOVE, GUNS AND MONEY
24.2.2016
Bianca De Leon was born in south Texas. In order to determine her musical direction, she traveled a lot and she always led her own life. Now she has settled musically and how crazy it may sound, she enjoys in Europe a greater awareness than in her home Texas. As proof, she is on the back of the digipack and the Texas Troubadour depicted in a Dutch club
On “Love, Guns & Money”, incidentally, live, without overdubs recorded in a studio in Austin, Texas let them guide themselves by John Immon on guitar, Radoslav Lorkovic on piano, B3 and accordion, The East Side Flash on resophonic guitar, David Carroll on upright bass, Paul Pearcy on drums and percussion and Stuart Adamson on acoustic guitar. In the course of the nine songs you notice that De Leon has a huge musical background.

Just about all genres of American roots music be more or less covered. Bianca does open with the light rocking ‘Independence Day’. Nice number though we can here do not get rid of the opinion that the added tests do more harm than good. Gentler sounds dreamy, light-hearted poppy, but with the more than six-minute album version, a bit too drawn out “I Sang Patsy Cline,” which by the way you as a bonus track still gets radio edition. It sounds Mexican toned and beautiful accordion provided ‘Buscando Por Ti’ pieces spicier. Honky tonkin ‘making progress’ Guns And Money ‘to us afterwards about to light waltzing’ Stale Wine And Roses. ‘The Bottle’s On The Table’ gives us back the ability to drown us heartbreak. The pain also puts a bit Americana wise head in ‘Garden In The Sun’. Bianca closes with a medley, in which ‘Nothin’ Townes Van Zandt, coupled masterfully to Hank Williams’ “Ramblin Man”.

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‘Love, Guns And Money’ includes all genres of American roots music. The beautiful, sometimes melancholic voice of Bianca De Leon gives the songs the look they deserve.

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“Bianca de Leon – Love, Guns & Money” (2016)
Skivbolag: Lonesome Highway Music/Hemifrån
Genre: Singer/songwriter

I STORT SETT INSPELAT LIVE I STUDION
Skivan början mycket starkt med Independece Day där orgeln tillåts löpa iväg på rätt spännande vägar. I Sang Patsy Cline är lite mer traditionell singer/songwriter och trubadurliknande och har inte riktigt samma effekt. Buscando Por Ti är möjligen spanska (mina språkkunskaper utanför engelskan är i princip obefintliga) och passar mig föga. Guns And Money hämtar tillbaka hoppet igen med en skön visa med spansk gitarr, intressant text och härlig stämning. Ja, så kan man fortsätta, men jag lämnar er lyssnare till att själv göra era bedömningar av de resterande låtarna på denna platta.

Skivan spelades in live i studion utan några extra pålägg än att saxofon, dobro och bakgrundssången lades till i efterhand. Elva låtar spelades in på åtta timmar och med undantag av cover-kombon av Townes Van Zandts Nothin och Hank Williams Ramblin’ Man behöll man de ursprungliga tagningarna. I denne nästan sju minuter långa låt gjordes sången om några dagar senare. Jag gillar Love, Guns & Money för den varma levande känslan och även om inte riktigt alla låtar passar mig och/eller i något fall känns som utfyllnadsspår så gör både Bianca och det väl tilltagna bandet bra ifrån sig sång- respektive musikmässigt

MOSTLY RECORDED LIVE | STUDIO

The album initially very strongly with Independece Day where the organ is allowed to run off on the right exciting ways. In singing Patsy Cline is a bit more traditional singer / songwriter and troubadour-like and does not have quite the same effect. Buscando Por Ti is possibly Spanish (my language skills outside of English is basically non-existent) and fits me very little. Guns and Money brings back hope again with a nice show with Spanish guitar, interesting text and lovely atmosphere. Yes, you can continue, but I leave you listeners to yourself to do your assessments of the remaining songs on this album.

The album was recorded live in the studio without any extra toppings than the saxophone, dobro and background vocals were added afterwards. Eleven songs were recorded in eight hours, with the exception of the cover-combo of Townes Van Zandts Nothin and Hank Williams Ramblin ‘Man kept to the original shots. In his nearly seven-minute long song made the song a few days later. I like Love, Guns & Money for the warm living feeling and although not quite all the songs fit me and / or in any case feels like filler track that makes both Bianca and the generous band well on singing and music-wise.UngTro Roger Bengts

— Roger Bengtsson

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Born in southern Texas, Bianca De Leon is probably best known in Europe (notably the Netherlands as demonstrated by a photo on the CD) than home. Troubadour and songwriter, she offers with its fourth album, Love, Guns & Money, a superb example of its appurtenance of it’s dual culture. In the manner of Tish Hinojosa and Linda Ronstadt, she is able to switch from English to Espanol with the same potential of emotion. Of the second title, I Sang Patsy Cline (“I sang Patsy Cline / The Night Noriega Fell”), she has demonstrated the novice audieteur the extent of her talent is confirmed very quickly with Buscando Por Ti and is accompanied by some of the best musicians of Austin. Thus the piano and the accordion Radoslav Lorkovic or the guitars of John Inmon confectionnent around the voice of Bianca as a ecrin in which it can at leisure to flourish. After nine compositions of Bianca, the disc is ending (Almost) by a medley of Nothin’ (Townes Van Zandt) and Ramblin’ Man (Hank Williams). This is not really the end for an extended version of I Sang Patsy Cline’s I Sang bonus track, as to make us want to listen again to all. (SP) independent // http: www.old.biancamusic.com
“Bianca de Leon – Love, Guns & Money”
Several years have passed since Bianca De Leon their fourth CD released. On your Website is this artist as a mixture from American Gypsy, Texas Troubadour and Singer / Songwriter described. Indeed presents Bianca De Leon as a storyteller with the attributes, her their home, the Texan-Mexican Border area has in the cradle. The 11 songs their CD “Love, Guns & Money” lead the listener also into the melancholy and urgency their own music by Bianca De Leon. They gathered many good musicians of their homeland around and produced in ownership this CD. Sometimes missing a regulatory hand to the songs sounded to in pleasing arrangements. Even with all due respect for the presentation an original music, the simple ballads no-frills, one wishes for something more variety. Recently published Bianca De Leon a book and emphasizes the erratic Versatility of this singer, who also is a resided most of their lives in Europe. “Bottles On The Table” about is a slight common Title, which also her of the fine instruments Belt is worn. This title is the second Half of the CD initiated, for the fine sense Songwriting by Bianca De Leon disclosed. One has is once turned hears is “Love, Guns & Money” an album of claim whose title perfectly like. However, this music belongs lovers Singer / songwriter Music of unsmoothed Art. Recommended.