Eric LeBlanc

Eric LeBlanc

 Fredericton, New Brunswick, CAN
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

For over 30 years Grasse Circle Jams have been known for good music and good cheer. With 2 CDs available, Eric invites inquiries. To purchase "Tracks from Grasse Circle" or the self-titled CD "Eric LeBlanc" email Eric or call (506) 457-1443.

Biography

The self-titled CD by Eric LeBlanc features the song "You Would Have Been A Rocker", a tribute to Fredericton guitarist Dickie Hovey (1950 - 1967)

Lyrics

You Would Have Been A Rocker

Written By: Eric LeBlanc

In all small towns
You’re not long to get your fill
School wasn’t cool
Held against your will
Music calls through the walls
You just can’t keep still
You weren’t meant to clerk, you weren’t meant to work
In Boss Gibson’s cotton mill

You would have been a rocker
And a cowboy too
You would have been up on stage
And known what to do
You would have seen all the changes
And known what notes to play
You would have gone where the music went
And brought the song home every day

Lead man for the Five Year Plan
With home-made pick-up coils
Your wild oats were music notes
For Teddy & the Royals
With a guitar case and a baby face
You wrote Toronto in your will
Not meant to clerk, not meant to work
Boss Gibson’s cotton mill

You would have been a rocker
And a cowboy too
Been up on stage
And known what to do
You would have seen all the changes
And known the notes to play
You would have gone where the music went
And brought a song home every day
You would have gone where the music went
And brought a song home every day

National Dream

Written By: Eric LeBlanc

A hundred years ago when everything moved slow
There was a national dream to build the rails for steam
So men with hardwood backs
Laid the railroad tracks

When the trails rolled by, the kids would all wave hi
And men who worked the fields would stop to watch the wheels
Small towns would change
To cities for the trains

Trains pulled the weight, passengers and freight
When it was going to rain, you could hear the train
Five miles around
Whistling into town

Time shifted gears, and in a few short years
Trains ran out of luck, to the highway truck
Tracks that carried tons
Rusting in the sun

A government obsessed, laid the tracks to rest
In their above-ground grave, no one could save
And the ties that bind
Are getting hard to find

On every bus today, you see the signs that say
This vehicle stops, where the railroads cross
And if you wonder why
They stop to cry
And if you wonder why
They stop to cry

Go Somewhere

Written By: Eric LeBlanc

I had a dream last night that I was gonna go somewhere
Had a dream last night that I was gonna go somewhere
Landlord came knockin’ on my door this morning
Said you gotta move on out of here

He said I heard your baby left you and don’t know where she went
He said I heard your baby left you and don’t know where she went
She didn’t leave with another man
She took off with your rent

My baby left me and I don’t know where she went
My baby left me and I don’t know where she went
But I know she didn’t leave with another man
She took off with my rent

So when you’re talking love and money
Your love is all you should let her spend
So when it comes to love and money
Your love is all you should let her spend
Pay your rent with your credit card
Or your debit card
And be sure to protect your PIN

Discography

ERIC LeBLANC - 12 new tunes produced by Eric LeBlanc and Terry Ingraham released October 9th.

Thanks to David Watts for photos and graphic design, Greg Sprague for CD photos

Set List

SONGS from the self-titled CD Eric LeBlanc

1. Like I Love You (2:15) - A rock and roll tune for the second sixties

2. Take Home Road (2:45) - A sign somewhere between Haileybury and Sturgeon Falls which seemed more like a song title

3. You Can Have Love (2:46) - If you can have music, you can have love

4. Bob Stillwell Was Your Friend (4:36) - For Bob Stillwell, great friend, great voice

5. One Life (2:50) - Written for all friends who have gotten married - Sung for Alan & Ashley

6. St. John River Blues (3:09) - A river mostly ignored until the spring flood of 1973

7. Never Grow Tired (2:52) - Beauty is never boring

8. National Dream (2:40) - We used to wonder where the trains went when they passed by, now we just wonder where they went

9. Front Porch Soldier (1:46) - Written and performed by George Steeves

10. Go Somewhere (4:06) - A blues tune for Harvest

11. You Would Have Been A Rocker (2:33) - In memory of Dickie Hovey (1950 – 1967)

12. Nothin