Soul expression, emotional exchange, connection, rhythm and harmony. These represent but a few of the characteristics of Ana’s music. She strives to keep her sound fresh and evolving. She draws inspiration from life experiences, her imagination, and a myriad of different music genres to create her unique sound. Ana writes all of her own music which gives her sound its unique flavor. Connection with her audience is a critical component and consideration during the songwriting process. She lives to create and connect with others through her music.
Ana D’Leon is a self-taught musician from Vermont who started playing guitar at the tender age of 13. Ana began writing songs long before she picked up the guitar. As a child, Ana learned the foundations of music on trumpet and listened to a diverse mix of music when she was growing up. Because Ana’s father is from the Dominican Republic, she grew up listening to Merengue, Bachata, Julio Iglesias, and even Tom Jones. Ana’s mother, a seventh generation Vermonter, loved Meatloaf, Genesis, John Denver, Cindy Lauper and many others. Ana says she was privileged to have grown up next to a Classic Rock lover.
Ana says her music is created in cooperation with a force much larger than herself. She draws from her life experiences and diverse musical background to create what you hear today. She is always learning and enjoys connecting with her listeners.
For Ana, the shared experience is what it is all about. The silent transfer of emotion. There is something sacred in that.