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Paupers Field

Dylan LeBlanc

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Album Review

Dylan LeBlanc's Rough Trade debut aches with the kind world-weary angst and faux-wisdom that serves as the foundation for countless other confessional singer/songwriters. That the Louisiana native is only 20 years old will have some crying foul, but this son of a Muscle Shoals session player has grown up watching his mentors exorcize their demons through music, so why shouldn’t he? Paupers Field, a 12-track collection of slow, soulful country-folk, falls somewhere between Nick Drake, Jason Molina, Kelly Joe Phelps and Fleet Foxes. LeBlanc’s smoky, emotive voice carries with it the reluctant ardor of his southern homeland, and his tales of love, life, loss and death feel real enough, if not duly informed by a lot of late nights nursing a pilfered bottle of bourbon over a stack of Neil Young and Townes Van Zandt records. It’s hard to deny the thick fog of finger-picked, '70s soft rock that hangs over Paupers Field, but standout cuts — like the weepy “Emma Hartley,” “Low,” “Death of Outlaw Billy John,” and “If the Creek Don’t Rise,” the latter of which features effortless harmony vocals from none other than Emmylou Harris — show a great deal of promise, especially when this old soul, saddled with the weight of a young man’s preconceptions, finds those ideals both met and shattered.

Customer Reviews

Loving every second of the Album

Absolutely amazing. I could listen to him forever. Love it!

Paupers Field

An amazing album by an amazing artist. We look forward to more from you, Mr. Leblanc.

This GUY i swear

So My name is Colton East and went to high school with this guy and if u think that LOW and other songs on here are awsome you should have seen this kid back in the day. Absolute talent all the way. I got his first cd he cut back in 06 and LOW was introduced on there it didnt have has much country feel more of a BOB Dylan feel. That cd to this day is Freaking AWSOM!!!!!! Who would have thought that my friend from Shreveport, LA who grow into a big act. Glade to see that even the britts dig this LOL. American folk invades the UK

Biography

Born: 1990 in Shreveport, LA

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '10s

Shreveport, Louisiana native Dylan LeBlanc spent his formative years surrounded by some of the region's finest musicians (his father, singer/songwriter/guitarist James LeBlanc, is a longtime Muscle Shoals session player). Dylan began writing his own songs at eleven, and by his late teens, had developed a soulful, bluesy voice and guitar style that resonated with the sights and sounds of his musical youth. He released Paupers Field, his smoky, languid Townes Van Zandt-...
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