BIANCA DE LEON – BIO
Bianca De Leon is an Austin, TX based singer/songwriter dubbed “Queen of the border ballad,” by John Nova Lomax, and “A voice from Texas that does it right,” by Guy Clark.
She has been touring Europe (Germany, Holland, Finland, Belgium, Scotland, England, Italy) since 2001. Bianca has had 4 EU releases and a worldwide release, “Love, Guns & Money.”
She was invited to perform at Berklee College of Music in 2015 in the round with Eliza Gilkyson, and Betty Soo. Upcoming tours of the Midwest and Europe are slated for 2017. She has a sultry and mysterious voice that complements her writing and she is an accomplished guitar player, utilizing both finger picking and flat picking.
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Bianca De Leon Dangerous Endeavor BIO
‘This soulful singer/songwriter has an obvious affection for Tex-Mex and Central American music and for the work of fellow Texans like Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and Jerry Jeff Walker. But it’s not surprising to learn that she has studied classical guitar – or that she decided what to do with her life after hearing Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone.” …. If such songs are autobiographical, De Leon’s life hasn’t been easy: in any event, she clearly finds comfort in her music, and I suspect you will, too.’ Steve Wine, No Depression
‘Her voice is reminiscent of Maria Muldaur, but Bianca De Leon is the current specialist Tex – Mex ballads. Superb.’ Roman Decoret, Guitarist Magazine, FR
‘Beautiful haunting songs out of the south Texas borderlands.’ Tim Boxer, 15 Minutes, US
‘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 life to get to this place. A place worth getting to.’ Steven Rapid, Lonesome Highway, US
‘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, and get the feeling that you are in Texas. 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 heart—‘(Dani Heyvaert) Rootstime BE
‘I Sang Patsy Cline’ is a story that any singer would give her soul to have been able to write truthfully.’ R2 Rock N Reel, UK
“Bianca’s songwriting has matured into a ripe fruit, texture, flesh and juice. You can bite into her songs, tearing the pulp with teeth, with juice running down your chin” Robert Earl Hardy, A Deeper Blue, The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt
‘Wistful tales of love and loss and that feeling which forms in the décor of the local cantinas and bars where broken hearts hide somewhere in a dark corner to lick their wounds. Bianca De Leon is not to be underestimated songstress.’ Door Cis van Looy, Written In Music, NL
“Outlaws and Lovers” – EU release.
“Live: From Hell to Helsinki” – EI release
“The Long Slow Decline of Carmelita” – EU release
“Love, Guns & Money” – US/worldwide release
– #11 Far Chart, #14 EuroAmericana Chart,
– #7 US Folk Chart, #11 US Roots Music,
– #11 US Contemporary Folk Album,
– #16 Folk Album
“Dangerous Endeavor”: pre-release
Film Short, 2012 – “Hemeras Eclipse”, by Kathy Swift Albert, starring Mika Abdalla, LeeAn Gomez & Bianca De Leon. The film included Bianca’s song “Buscando Por Ti” used for the credit roll, and for the trailer.
Film – “Cut Off” (starring Faye Dunaway, Malcolm McDowell, Amanda Brooks, and Ann Archer), and was featured at Cannes Film Festival. The film included Bianca’s song “Six Pack of Misery”.
Video Game – Bianca’s song “High Timin’ Girl” was licensed for the video game “Big Mutha-Truckers 2”.
Interviews in A Deeper Blue: The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt by Robert Earl Hardy
Interview in I’ll be Here in the Morning by Brian T. Atkinson
Book, Wild Ride – unpublished
The jpegs below are 300dpi and ready for newspaper/ flyer reproduction. Photographs are © Bianca DeLeon and are used with permission.
“Love, Guns & Money”
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