Bianca’s collection in the Houston Folk Music Archive at Rice University

Bianca DeLeon collection

This collection consists of correspondence, fliers, business records, audio, and digital images charting the life and career of Bianca DeLeon. There is correspondence and audio from songwriter Fred Koller.

Growing up in and around Houston, as a teenager, Bianca DeLeon began performing in local Houston clubs in the late 1960s to early 1970s and became friends with others in the Houston folk music scene including Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and Rex Bell. She moved with Van Zandt to Nashville. Over the next few years, she travelled between Nashville and Santa Cruz, California.

In the 1980s, in Santa Cruz, she formed the band the Mudflaps and started a logging company. After the 1989 earthquake, because of environmental regulations, she stopped logging and set up a fishing business. During this time, she maintained her connection to the Texas music scene continuing her connection to Townes Van Zandt and becoming friends with David Rodriguez.

In the late 1990s, she moved back to Texas and restarted her music career in Austin. She has released five albums, “Outlaws and Lovers” (2001), “Live: From Hell to Helsinki” (2002), “The Long Slow Decline of Carmelita” (2004), “Love, Guns and Money” (2011) and “Dangerous Endeavor.” She tours throughout Texas and overseas.



You can find a complete list of all of the collections in our archive, as well as new oral histories via the Houston Folk Music Archive research guide.

“Dangerous Endeavor”, New CD Complete

“Dangerous Endeavor”

– Now complete with 11 songs.
Seeking home with compatible label.

John Inmon on all instruments except:
David Webb on keyboards,
Javier Chaparro on violin,
Richard Bowden on Violin, and
Fulvio Renzi on violin.

Current Press List April 6 2016

Our current press list – reviews and articles about “Love, Guns & Money”:

week 08/16

Hillbilly Rockhouse, German radio, 04.02 + 9.02 + 11.02.16

Blueprint, Dutch radio, 19.02.16

PeelGrass, Dutch radio, 22.02.16

Songriver, Dutch radio, 19.02.16

Muziekwereld, Dutch magazine/website (newsflash)

Ctrl Alt Country, Belgium magazine/website (review)

Keys & Chords, Belgium magazine/website (review)

Written In Music, Belgium magazine/website (review)

Highway 61, Italian radio, 08.02.16

The Euro Americana Chart, March Edition 2016 ( # 14 )

week 10/16

Free FM, German radio, 01.02 + 08.02.16

Country Stew, Dutch radio, 04.03 + 07.03 + 10.03.16 (playlist attached)

Muziekwereld, Dutch magazine/website (review)

Rootstime, Belgium magazine/website (review)

week 12/16

Ung Tro, Swedish magazine/website (review)

Dublin City FM, Irish radio, 21.03.16

Muziekwereld, Dutch magazine/website (newsflash)

Real Roots Café, Dutch magazine/website (review)

Le Cri Du Coyote, French magazine
* no link yet * (review page #36 attached)

Lone Star Time, Italian magazine/website (review)