Originally from the Turtle Mountains in North Dakota, Leo Rondeau now calls Austin, TX his home. Rondeau’s songs reveal interesting characters in both mundane as well as extraordinary circumstances. This, coupled with his catchy melodies, earned him a Songwriter of the Year nomination from the Academy of Texas Music for his record, “Down at the End of the Bar.” His latest album, “Take it and Break it,” to be released June 2013 has him branching off of his traditional country roots and embarking on a fresh sonic journey. Though the influence of Texas songwriters is still present in the lyricism Rondeau’s sound has it’s own unique feel.
“Rondeau, like a charmer with a snake, slowly and melodically draws the listener in only to abruptly spit them out.” - No Depression
“Comparisons are elusive, but not since Gram Parsons/Poco/New Riders/Marshall Tucker has the genre been melded properly with the intangible “it” to create something new and exciting.” - Good New Music
IYL: Gram Parsons, Doug Sahm, Townes Van Zandt