FRIDAY MARCH 24 @ 7PM - Doors 6:30 - Tickets on sale Friday Feb 24th @ 10AM
Louisiana Grandstand presents father/son due James & Dylan Leblanc at the historic WDC Theater (802 Margaret Place) in Shreveport, LA.
About James Leblanc:
Singer-songwriter James LeBlanc was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. James picked up the guitar at age seven, inspired by his father James Sr. By the time James was 18, he knew he wanted to make a life and living in the music business. After many years of struggles, trials and tribulations, James finally got an opportunity when he was “discovered” by Rick and Rodney Hall. They were and still are the proprietors of FAME Enterprises in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. James signed a production agreement and a publishing contract with FAME. Soon thereafter, he began getting songs recorded by the likes of Martina McBride, Bryan White, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Thompson Square and more. James co-wrote the hit song “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde” for Travis Tritt. He also co-wrote the hits “Relentless” for Jason Aldean and “Learning How to Bend” for and with Gary Allan. James’ songs have been on records which have sold over 25 million copies.
About Dylan Leblanc:
Dylan was wandering through a cemetery with his first album Paupers Field (“Songs are like headstones to me,” he told The Guardian), Cautionary Tale is an abandoned desert town. He reflects on what once was, and if anything could be again. At times, he wonders if the signs of life he sees on the horizon are real or just a mirage. Phantasmic, warbling voices in the background rise to meet his own and fade into the ether; ghostly guitar riffs echo in the emptiness around him.
Finding the right arrangement and words was a more deliberate effort for Dylan this time. After feeling lost in the “mania” of recording his first two albums, he relied on Ben and John Paul to help him collect the pieces of his vision.
“I’ve definitely become more disciplined. I don’t count on things like inspiration anymore,” says Dylan. “I learned so much from putting songs together with John Paul. Anything he does, it’s always going to be well-thought-out and well-placed. I’m naturally an improv guy, but now I see how that can be more limiting than planning your next move.”
That new-found discipline shows. Never one to write out parts, Dylan methodically scored the stunning string sections with violinist Kimi Samson and cellist Caleb Elliot. To form the polished rhythm section he wanted to drive songs like “The Easy Way Out” and “Beyond the Veil,” he paired drummer Jeremy Gibson with Alabama Shakes bassist Zac Cockrell (“I wanted it to feel like a Bill Withers record or Al Green—soulful, but tight.”)
About Louisiana Grandstand: Louisiana Grandstand is a concert & event production company located in Shreveport, LA. Louisiana Grandstand was founded to promote and grow the historic music scene of Northwest Louisiana. It began with the concert series, the Shreveport Opry, a monthly showcase for rising regional musicians. For more information, please visit LouisianaGrandstand.com
About WDC Theater: The WDC Theater located upstairs inside the historic Woman's Department Club is a rare century old theater with unparalleled acoustics in the heart of Shreveport. Located off of Line Avenue next door to the Shreveport Little Theater, this venue has been exclusive and rarely visited by the public for nearly a century. For more information, please visit WDCShreveport.com
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