Born and Raised in London, Ontario, Ken Yates moved to Boston to study songwriting at Berklee College of Music. It was there that he developed his skills as a songwriter, releasing his first CD, "The Backseat EP", and receiving the opportunity to play a song for one of his biggest influences, John Mayer. Mayer even posted a full page blog about Yates' ability as a writer stating, "Ken Yates wrote a song called 'I Don't Wanna Fall In Love'… this song moved me when I first heard it and still does today". Yates' EP received high critical acclaim, leading to a slew of online covers from fans. He has played numerous shows with veteran singer/songwriter and mentor, Livingston Taylor and is now in heavy rotation on Sirius XM's The Coffee House. He now lives in New York where he is working on a full length album.

A native New Yorker, 29 year-old Jeff LeBlanc’s new album, Vision, looks to distinguish him from a crowded field of singer/songwriters. Somewhat R&B and somewhat soulful, the record elevates his signature blend of smooth pop to a higher level – all the while tackling sounds and topics he has yet to explore in his previous efforts. “I really challenged myself on this project” LeBlanc says. “I went into the studio each and every day, focused to create something deeper than I ever had before”.

The core of the record was tracked in Nashville’s legendary Sound Emporium studios and the results are evident. There is a distinct energy to Vision – with its timeless warmth and unique clarity that is instantly refreshing.

Listening to this album feels like catching up with an old friend over a cup of coffee. In the track “Stumbled”, Jeff shares the blunders of re-entering the dating scene and the heartbreak of falling for someone too fast – all set to a lighthearted infectious groove. “Say Anything You Want”, is a response to all those in your life who criticize or doubt you, with a boastful almost arrogant tone, the song drives home the message that no one has the right to put you down. “Why Do I Worry” is one of LeBlanc’s most lyrically personal songs to date. “Sometimes I waste my days just thinking” he says. “We all worry about the things that we can’t control”.

Vision is the work of an artist who, through self-evaluation, has given us a snapshot into his soul. The songs have a mature perspective on many issues that young adults face, as well as those who have a few more years in their pocket. “I hope that the listeners can see themselves in my experiences” LeBlanc says, “yet find their own interpretation on how the words relate to them”.

Jeff LeBlanc’s trajectory will only continue to rise. He’s the kind of guy you root for. His natural musical skills coupled with his genuine likability makes him a success in the eyes of his fans and those that get to meet him.

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