Friday, September 19, 2014
– New Orleans-based country-soul band The Deslondes signed with New West Records.
The five-piece is currently on the road with Old Crow Medicine Show through early October. Following the tour, they will put the finishing touches on their debut full-length album, which will be out in early 2015. The LP was recorded with Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Benjamin Booker, Hurray for the Riff Raff) at his Bomb Shelter studio in Nashville.
Named after the street in the Holy Cross neighborhood of New Orleans where the band first came together, The Deslondes carry on with their mentors Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley and John Prine.
The band is comprised of songwriters Sam Doores and Riley Downing, along with bassist Dan Cutler, pedal steel-fiddle player John James and percussionist-vocalist Cameron Snyder. Each musician contributes writing and arrangements, with different members taking the lead at different times.
The Deslondes grew out of The Tumbleweeds, a project that Doores, Downing and Cutler began in 2010. Doores and Cutler were also core members of Hurray for the Riff Raff and performed on this year's "Small Town Heroes" before leaving the band to focus on The Deslondes.
Tour dates are:
Sept. 18 - Los Angeles - The Wiltern
Sept. 19 - Monterey, CA - Golden State Theatre
Sept. 20 - San Francisco - The Masonic
Sept. 22 - Reno, NV - Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel
Sept. 23 - Bend, OR - Centrury Center
Sept. 24 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sept. 26 - Seattle - Paramount Theatre
Sept. 28 - Vancouver, Canada - Orpheum Theatre
Sept. 30 - Missoula, MT - Adams Center (University of Montana)
Oct. 2 - Minneapolis - The State Theatre
Oct. 3 - Madison, WI - Overture Hall