Outlaws & Lovers
'A voice from Texas that does it right.' -Guy Clark South-Texas singer-songwriter Bianca DeLeon's tales of romance and danger on the borderlands ring with the dark, warm authenticity of her voice and the dancehall pedigree of the musicians she works with--including Joe Ely, flamenco guitarist Teye, accordionist Joel Guzman, Redd Volkaert on lead guitar, Marty Muse on pedal steel, and Gene Elders on fiddle--on an evocative, rootsy mix of originals and some stunning covers, from Townes Van Zandt's stark 'Waitin' Round To Die' to the tender Spanish ballad 'Si Me Recuerdas.' With the hard-bought wisdom of 'Carlos'; the bittersweet longing of 'San Antonio Express' and 'Telephone'; the cocky romance of 'Smuggler's Moon' and 'You Can't Fool an Old Fool'; the pure dancehall swing of 'Hi-Timin' Girl' and 'Merle'; the heart on the sleeve country roots of 'I'd Rather Miss Texas'; and the droll Texas humor of 'Don't You Hate It When Your Date Gets Shot?', Bianca takes us to the heights and depths of real life and real love. These are real songs, from the heart and soul, of outlaws and lovers on the borderlands. Townes Van Zandt biographer Robert Earl Hardy writes, 'What Springsteen does for the streets and swamplands of New Jersey, what Lucinda does for the bayous and backroads of the Delta country, Bianca does for the south-Texas borderlands.' 'Add DeLeon to your list of true Texas singer-songwriters.' -John Conquest, 3rd Coast Music 'I don't often get to hear songs that so perfectly capture a time and place that most of us only get to visit in our dreams. The musicians make these great songs into mini-soundtracks. I love this record!' -Fred Koller ('Lonestar State of Mind') 'Outlaws & Lovers is a fine record.' -Eric Taylor.