Dylan LeBlanc Cast The Same Old Shadow on LP
A native of Muscle Shoals, AL – and part of the growing music scene there (Alabama Shakes, Secret Sisters, Civil Wars) Dylan Leblanc was practically raised in the legendary Fame Studios where his dad was a regular player, and where people like Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Etta James and countless others recorded. Fame's head, Rick Hall, signed Dylan to its publishing arm. Part of the deal was that Dylan got access to the studio, where he recorded both his debut album Paupers Field (2010) and the bulk of 2012 follow-up Cast The Same Old Shadow.
Co-produced by Dylan and Grammy award-winning engineer Trina Shoemaker (Queens of the Stone Age, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris), Cast The Same Old Shadow has a highly adventurous, cinematic feel. Dylan cites George Harrison's All Things Must Pass as being a major influence on this record, and you may also hear echoes of Ennio Morricone, Radiohead and Gene Clark as well as Glen Cambell's early work.
Of the record, Dylan says: "Even if we change on the inside we will always cast the same old shadow in the light of day. That thought process became the foundation for the structure of this record. I wanted to do something different and exciting, and there's no wrong way to make music if it comes from within. This is not a self-seeking record, this is an honest record. Wherever we go, there we are. I'm really hoping this album will move people."