Ronnie LeBlanc (a.k.a. RON) is the rock stylist set to re-introduce purity of the rock aesthetic to the masses. After a pummeling by alternative, nu metal, modern rock, etc., the listener is ready to return to the roots of rock, rock-and-roll that’s just plain rock-and-roll. Well, maybe plain isn’t the right word, because there’s nothing plain about RON’s music. It’s just that LeBlanc creates rock-and-roll that isn’t this or that, it’s simply and powerfully rock-and-roll.
Every song cues a particular emotional response in the listener. “Each song takes me down a road I once traveled,” says Ronnie LeBlanc. “Sometimes I am excited and uncontrollable; other times I cry or swell up inside holding back the tears through each word.” Music has a way of putting a person in touch with his own emotions, which brings about wholeness of self. This can make crossing boundaries between self and others more possible. Music is full of potential, something that RON recognizes. “I feel at one with the world and myself when I sing my songs. They start my day and end my nights and they are the only thing that drives me.” The same effect is had upon those who hear Ronnie’s music. It is muscular but also touching.
With all this talk of humanity and music that is touching, some of you may wonder where the rock went. Hey, we’re TALKING about the rock-and-roll! Just one listen to this heady, thick, crunchy, attitude-laden rock (that also boasts a slyly, wryly humorous mien) and you’ll see what’s up. The rock of Ronnie LeBlanc has all the musical muscle the burliest of rockers could want, but it also is laden with human awareness, something any style of music needs to be fully functional.
LeBlanc loves his music. They are his creations and he bears the utmost passion for them. This closeness to one’s artistic endeavors is a good omen. Here is a man who puts all of himself into the songs he writes, assuring the listener that music of depth and talent is about to issue forth from the speakers. “(The songs) are like my children, which I want the whole world to hear so that I may share my anger, sorrows, love, laughter, awareness, honesty and tears with anyone who will have me.” LeBlanc quite clearly has a full grasp of the universal scope of music and its emotional applications. And he loves it.
Ronnie LeBlanc has won the 2001 ECMA Award for Best Alternative Group of the Year and has performed live for a number of TV programs, such as “The Mike Bullard Show,” “ECMA Awards,” “Much Music,” “Music Plus” and more. LeBlanc has also shared concert time with the likes of Creedence Clearwater Revival, April Wine, The Tea Party, Kim Stockwood, Natalie McMasters, Lennie Gallant, Alana Miles and Paul Stanley.
To Be Heard
“I just need the chance to be heard,” says Ronnie. And once you’ve heard him, it’s all over. Making sure the music is heard far and wide is A&R Select, the top independent A&R firm in Hollywood, CA.
“Ronnie LeBlanc’s rock grit and real human emotional approach makes for music that is worthy to rock out a club and also able to soothe the soul. Masterful.” A&R Select
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Ronnie LeBlanc is a soulful, emotionally charged and passionate vocalist/songwriter who is inspired by life itself. His music takes me on a journey to a place within, that I didn’t know existed. His music brings smile’s to my face and tears to my eyes. Powerful!
Don Coleman, Attack Records – A/R Representative
The group develop their debut in like fashion, exploring quasi-mythical
territory in the intimate theatre of bonfire music and a participating
audience sporting a requisite star glazed mind.
Something gothic, yet something Celtic, a really disarming alternative kind of thing that makes you want to keep listening to for what comes next.
Flamenco, blues, folk, country, music from North Africa, the group go ahead with force and originality. To discover.
Michel Bilodeau, Le Soleil, Quebec
Acoustic guitar rock with a lot of strength and character brilliantly sung by Ronnie LeBlanc, a lively guy possessed by his acoustic sin.
Sylvain Cormier, Le Devoir, Montreal
How does it feel to be the talk of the town?
Patrick Marsolais, Musique Plus
Raw energy that has delighted everyone: francophone and Anglophones, decision makers and fans, foreigners and locals alike. A rare accomplishment that leads us, unanimously, to believe we’ll hear from the group again very soon.
Laurent Soulnier, Voir Montreal
The Bridge, Toronto
Folk rock, blues, flamenco, Gothic had rock, Russian stump, Celtic fiddle
swing&this list obviates a diverse heritage and an eclectic musical play list.
The Nugget, Edmonton
They are laid back, theatrical and mysterious in performance and sure to
at least cause a stir. Keep your eye out for them.
Music East, Halifax
A great prospect for the Atlantic region. If I were an agent for a multinational,I’d sign them up right away, and it looks like they’re going to be signed soon anyway.
Volt Fax, Montreal
On its own strength, created a real buzz about itself at the East Coast Music Awards. With Musique Plus cameras rolling, multinationalsand rock festival programmers from Montreal, Toronto and England at their performance, one of the major alternative rock prospects from New Brunswick. Fascinating and thrilling.
L’Acadie Nouvelle, NB
Imagine that this new band goes to Spain and Ireland to study the respective
musical roots of these countries, namely Flamenco and Celtic music.
Brock Wagner, Tandem, Toronto
The one redeeming quality about this album is the quality of the musicians.
Mike Fisher, The Brock Press, St-Catherines
The musicianship is excellent!
Darell Hartlem, The Nomad
The songs are pure and raw, true the artistic style of the band as it progresses with each track.
Luca D’Addario, Tandem, Toronto
They are bringing back the rock of the 70’s and 80’s that the old metal bands left behind.
Matt Thompson, Lambda, Laurentian University
Their CD offers a unique, refreshing new sound, consisting of powerful lyrics and creative songwriting, coupled with Spanish style guitar and tribal rhythms of an acoustic nature.
One of my most interesting listening experiences.
Emma Hopper, The Gateway, Edmonton
A song called “The Appraisal”, a hard ballad about homeless, all the more effective in that it is devoid of pathos.
Sylvain Cormier, Le Devoir, Montreal
The fact is any putz can play power chords and roar, but it takes talent to play acoustic guitar and actually sing.