SONG PREMIERE: Dylan LeBlanc Exudes Southern Charm And Wisdom On “Man Like Me”

Most music publications have just finished wrapping up 2015 with their year-end “best of” lists. This doesn’t mean we can’t be thinking about next year, and many of us already are since the advances for 2016 releases are already pouring in. I can pretty much promise that one of the standout releases of 2016 will be Dylan LeBlanc’s Cautionary Tale, which comes out January 15th on Single Lock Records, the Florence/Muscle Shoals, Alabama-based label started by Ben Tanner of the Alabama Shakes, John Paul White (The Civil Wars), and Will Trapp.

Tanner and White also produced Cautionary Tale, which features Alabama Shakes front woman Brittany Howard along with a melange of instruments and talented musicians giving it the kind of minimal, folky yet elegant and orchestral sound captured on classic 70’s albums like Neil Young’s After The Gold Rush. Southern sensibility, poignant lyrics, and of course LeBlanc’s enchanting vocals bring to mind groups like the Fleet Foxes, early My Morning Jacket and Cat Power. Even though he is young, LeBlanc often ponders his own sense of self and the deeper questions of life, giving the listener the sense that he is an old soul with wisdom to share.

We are excited to premiere one of the most powerful tracks on Cautionary Tale, “Man Like Me”, right here on Glide Magazine. With its catchy bass line, joyous guitar strumming, and whispery vocals, it is a song that will linger in your head long after listening. 

Reflecting on the idea behind “Man Like Me”, Dylan LeBlanc says, “[the song] is a portrait of someone who has come to the end of their life and looked back on it with increasing self-awareness as they tell the story to a younger man. The song’s message is this: Things happen the way they happen and if they could have happened another way, they would have.”

Cautionary Tale is available for pre-order on iTunes now. For more on Dylan LeBlanc check out dylanleblanc.com. 

2016 Tour Dates: 
Solo:
Jan. 15          116 Mobile                    Florence, AL (Album Release)
Jan. 16          The Basement               Nashville, TN
Jan.  21         WorkPlay                       Birmingham, AL
Jan. 22          Eddie’s Attic                  Decatur, GA

Jan. 23         Standard Deluxe                 Waverly, AL

Jan.  24    Callaghan’s Irish Social Club  Mobile, AL

Jan. 27          Jig & Reel                      Knoxville, TN

Jan. 28         The Mothlight                 Asheville, NC
Jan. 29         Pinhook                         Durham, NC
Jan. 30         The Southern                Charlottesville, VA
Feb. 1           Jammin Java                   Vienna, VA
Feb. 2          World Café Live                Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 4          Mercury Lounge              New York, NY
Feb. 5          Red Room@Cafe 939      Boston, MA

Feb. 6         Rough Trade                  Brooklyn, NY

Feb. 8          The Drake Hotel              Toronto, ON
Feb. 9          Club Café                        Pittsburgh, PA
Feb. 10         Big Room Bar                Columbus, OH
Feb. 11         The New Vintage           Louisville, KY

With Anderson East:
Feb. 27          Larimer Lounge                  Denver, CO

Feb. 28             Belly Up Aspen                   Aspen, CO
Feb. 29          The State Room                   Salt Lake City, UT
March 3          The Bartlett                  Spokane, WA
March 4          Tractor Tavern                   Seattle, WA
March 5          The Cobalt                           Vancouver, BC
March 6          Mississippi Studios          Portland, OR
March 8          Harlow’s                            Sacramento, CA
March 10          Sweetwater Music        Hall Mill Valley, CA
March 11          The Independent          San Francisco, CA
March 12          Troubadour                   West Hollywood, CA
March 13          Belly Up Tavern                   Solana Beach, CA

 

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