A Guide to the Bianca De Leon Music Collection, [circa 1970s]-2004
Hailing from South Texas near Corpus Christi, singer/songwriter/troubador Bianca De Leon went to school in Houston and studied classical guitar. She struck up a friendship with Townes Van Zandt, who would prove to be a big influence in De Leon's life and music, which often concentrates on life along the borderlands of Texas and Mexico. Despite the regional subjects of her songwriting, De Leon's work has been well received in Europe. Her song Six Pack of Misery was featured in the 2006 film Cut Off, and High Timin’ Girl was used in the video game Big Mother Truckers 2.
“Biography,” Sonicbids. Accessed March 9, 2016. https://www.sonicbids.com/band/bianca-deleon/
“Bianca De Leon: Texas Troubadour and Songwriter,” accessed March 9, 2016. http://biancamusic.com/
The Bianca De Leon Music Collection, [circa 1970s]-2004, is comprised of CDs, promotional printed material, reel to reels, and an LP. The CDs are full-length releases of De Leon’s music, and The Long Slow Decline of Carmelita is accompanied by a promotional booklet which is written in English, Dutch and German. The reel to reel tapes consist of music written by Richard J. Dobson, and the 45 RPM LP is a demo recording by Ned Van Zandt, featuring music from Oliver. Van Zandt is the cousin of Townes Van Zandt, and a well respected actor who has appeared on such shows as Nurse Jackie and The Blacklist.
This collection is open for research use.
Use of reel-to-reel tape by appointment only; please contact sound archivist for more information.
The donor retains copyright on all materials by the creator. Written permission must be obtained from copyright holder in order to photocopy or publish from the collection.
Bianca De Leon Music Collection, [circa 1970s]-2004, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Amanda Reyes, March 2016.
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