Sunday, February 4, 2024

Dylan LeBlanc Live @ The Turf Club, St. Paul, MN. 3 Feb 2024

Dylan LeBlanc is out on the road and I caught him last night at The Turf Club. What a show. For nearly two hours, the Louisiana native propelled his way through slinky and spiritual numbers that made me want to go on a long drive on a darkened highway.

And also fall in love...

His songs explore romance in a very unique way that goes along with his style (Daniel Lanois, Chris Isaak, Ryan Adams). 

LeBlanc has a keen sense of the human condition. Combine that with the fact that he is a musician's musician (The Cactus Blossoms attended the show and were standing behind me) and it's a powerful sonic concoction. 

He started off with the laid back, mellow tracks from his last two albums (Coyote and Renegade). The highlight for me during this part of the set was "Dust" which honestly made me cry the first time I heard it. Just the sheer beauty...

Then he and the band cranked it up and played the louder stuff, ending with a four song encore that blew the roof off of the place. 

His signature sound of loads of echo really sounded amazing on these heavier songs. 

LeBlanc is on tour for the next several weeks. I highly recommend you check out his show when he comes to your town.

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