Listening to Jeff LeBlanc’s new album My Own Way There is like driving with the top down. With Jeff at the wheel, he takes you on a winding road through a varied landscape of songs and stories. The opening track, This Moment rings like a mission statement for LeBlanc’s journey; the lyric “you’ve come too far to have to turn back now” depicts his unwavering perseverance on the path to achieving something to call his own.
Jeff and his Jeep logged over 70,000 miles this past year, encompassing hundreds of theaters, clubs and college campuses, taking him from coast to coast. Along the way, he’s been called upon to support the likes of Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat, Goo Goo Dolls, Ingrid Michaelson, Matt Nathanson, Luke Bryan, Lifehouse, Chris Isaak, Karmin, David Archuleta and many more. As a self-managed artist, his continuous grass-roots efforts has built him a dedicated following - a following longing for his third studio album.
In the winter of 2013, the road took him back to Nashville, where he would record the songs that would become My Own Way There. “As college becomes more distant in my rear view mirror, I found myself going in a new direction” LeBlanc mentions. This new direction included a collaboration with fellow Sirius/XM “Discovery of the Year” nominees, Liz Longley and Ken Yates, on a poignant track titled Never Meant To Be With You; the tale of two high school sweethearts facing the world after graduation.
This album follows 2011’s highly successful, Worth Holding On To, which landed him national attention after it quickly rose to the Top 10 of the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Top 200 Chart. “It was exciting to watch it climb” says LeBlanc. “But I look forward to bringing my fans what I believe to be my best record to date.”
My Own Way There was released on July 30th, 2013 and debuted in the Top 10 of the ITunes Singer/Songwriter Chart.