Black Deer Live Presents... Dylan LeBlanc

VENUE

The Folklore Rooms

DATE

December 14 2024

TIME

7:30 pm

PRICE

£18

Brighthelmstone and Black Deer Live are delighted to present one of the finest songwriters on the scene. This will be our intimate Christmas Special without the Christmas Carols!

Many of you may have seen Dylan headline ‘Hayley’s Bar’ Saturday night at this years Black Deer Festival – we advise purchasing tickets quickly.

Dylan LeBlanc is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who often finds himself flirting with the edge — or “dancing on a razor,” as he calls it — as it is all he has ever known. A verdict vagabond since he was a little boy tossed between Texas, Louisiana and Alabama, LeBlanc thrives on the precipice, never staying in one place for too long. It is that nomadic spirit that drew him not only to a life as a touring musician, but also to the beast that titles his newest record: ‘Coyote.’

LeBlanc says he has always related to the insatiable, scavenging nature of the wily coyote. Much like the animal, LeBlanc is a wanderer who knows when to trust his instincts, musically and otherwise. It is a spiritual kinship that runs deep, but he credits one particularly hair-raising face-to-face instance with solidifying his bond with the animal.

LeBlanc was in Austin, Texas, climbing the face of a 100-foot cliff, gambling with Mother Nature’s good graces as he pulled himself up by tree branches. Once he reached the top, all that laid ahead of him was a lush treeline. There was a breath of stillness, then the sound of a thunderous rustling that drew closer and closer to him. In a blink, LeBlanc watched as a frenzied raccoon came speeding out of the treeline, trailed by an animal that stopped and stared at him with striking intensity: a coyote.

“..Coyote may well be his most ambitious effort yet, a semi-autobiographical concept album centred around a character named Coyote, a man who’s running from his past. In the process, he tries to lift himself out of poverty, only to find himself intrenched in a Mexican criminal cartel. While LeBlanc’s career path took him in a decidedly different direction, he still relates to the restless ways of the individual at the centre of it all, as well as the stealth-like creature who lends the man his name.” **** American Songwriter