Sign up for newsletter
 

The Deslondes sign with New West

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

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Henry comes out the other end a better man – Joe Henry mentioned at the outset that this show was not only the record release celebration, but also the anniversary - to the day - of when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Although the songs from this fine new album do not address his illness directly, they many times touch upon the big issues of human existence (life, death and the meaning of it all).... »»»
Concert Review: What's in a name? Strings lives up to it – Billy Strings may not be his real name, but the bluegrass performer more than lives up to his adopted moniker. Bluegrass may not be the first style of music when one thinks of William Apostol's (yup, that's Billy's real name) home state of Michigan, but with more miles on the bus and shows like this outstanding, lengthy, lyrical night... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Willis, Robison spin "Beautiful Lie" Eleven years ago, Kelly stepped away from music. She had just finished touring on 2007's exquisite "Translated From Love" and felt the angst of being a travelling musician with family at home. At that point, Willis and her husband, musician/producer Bruce Robison,... »»»
Chip Kinman celebrates brother, career on "Sounds Like Music" For a brief moment last summer, the news of Tony Kinman's death was, if not greatly exaggerated, then at least fortuitously premature. The roots rock icon, known for his work in The Dils, Rank and File, Blackbird and Cowboy Nation with his younger brother Chip, had been diagnosed with cancer in March 2018,... »»»
Shiflett learns "Hard Lessons" Until recently, Chris Shiflett took a somewhat obsessive/compulsive approach to his music career. For the past two decades, Shiflett has been the primary guitar foil for Dave Grohl in Foo Fighters; early in his tenure, Shiflett was so self-deprecatingly... »»»
Thinkin' Problem CD review - Thinkin' Problem
Most hard core country fans certainly have heard David Ball's 1994 "Thinkin' Problem," a true honky tonk classic. Ominvore is releasing the album in remastered expanded format with eight bonus tracks, marking its 25th anniversary. »»»