Love Guns & Money
Growing up in South Texas, near Corpus Christi, 'six miles from the stop sign between Ingleside and Aransas Pass,' as a young girl her aunt taught her to smuggle tequila across the border under her petticoats, and she became familiar with the life of desperadoes and secretos obscuros. After leaving school in Houston, she was drawn to the road. As a teenager, she learned to hop freight trains and ride the blinds, living everywhere from Santa Cruz to Sonora, from Nashville to Bogotá. Dark, quiet, and observant, she began to fashion the vicissitudes of her existence into the substance of her art. She remembers making up songs as a child; later, she studied writing and classical guitar; then she hear Dylan's 'Like A Rolling Stone' and knew what she wanted to do. She met the young, brilliant, darkly handsome Townes Van Zandt in Houston and formed a deep, lasting connection that remains central in her life, and the haunting beauty of Towne's music is deeply ingrained in her music. What Springsteen does for the streets and swamplands of New Jersey, what Lucinda does for the bayous and back roads of the Delta country, Bianca does for the south Texas borderlands: she takes her own personal experience, her own point of view, detail, and spirit, and imbues it with the unique atmosphere and experience of the time and place, and she makes it universal.