New Orleans Jazz Fest, High Water Fest & More


Lots of upcoming festival dates, including Shovels & Rope’s High Water Fest in Charleston, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo and much more. Stay tuned for more announcements.

Deslondes Winter Tour in Louisiana, Texas & More


Deslondes have announced winter tour dates in Alabama, Mississippi and Texas, including a hometown show at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans. Buy your tickets now or RSVP via the Facebook events. (Photo: Josh Wool)

11/30: Florence AL, 116 Mobile Buy Tickets
12/1: Oxford, Proud Larry’s Buy Tickets
12/2: Birmingham, Saturn (free) 
12/3: NOLA, One Eyed Jacks Buy Tickets + RSVP
12/6: Baton Rouge, Dyson House Buy Tickets + RSVP
12/7: Dallas, Three Links with Ramsay Midwood and Sean Foster Buy Tickets + RSVP
12/8: Houston, Raven Tower with Luke Bell and Ramsay Midwood Buy Tickets + RSVP
12/9: Austin, Continental Club with Ramsay Midwood and Leo Rondeau Buy TicketsRSVP
12/10: Austin, Continental Club with Mayeux & Broussard Buy TicketsRSVP

The Deslondes Fall Tour With Special Guests Esther Rose and Mechanical River


This fall, The Deslondes will tour through the Midwest, Northeast and South with special guests Esther Rose and Mechanical River. New Orleans songwriter Esther Rose sings songs about love, landscape, living life bravely and starting over. She started a band in 2015, working out arrangements for songs she wrote while riding her bike to work in the French Quarter, and adventuring through New Mexico summers. Mechanical River is the moniker for Charleston, South Carolina, native Joel Hamilton’s most recent musical project – a lo-fi folk masterpiece constructed with fuzzed out, crooning vocals, crunchy acoustic guitar arrangements, and drum machine percussion.

Sept. 10: Maquoketa, IA, GARP Festival
Sept. 13: St. Paul, MN, Turf Club ^
Sept. 14: Madison, WI, The Frequency *
Sept. 15: Chicago, IL, Schubas *
Sept. 16: Cleveland, OH, Beachland Ballroom *
Sept. 18: Toronto, ON, TURF Festival & Lee’s Palace
Sept. 20: Boston, MA, Newport Folk Presents at The Red Room #
Sept. 21: Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Bowl !
Sept. 22: Washington, DC, DC9 #
Sept. 23: Charlottesville, VA, The Southern #
Sept. 24: Saxapahaw, NC, Haw River Ballroom #
Sept. 25: Charleston, SC, Pour House #

^ with Esther Rose and Jack Klatt
* with Esther Rose
# with Mechanical River
! with Mechanical River and Poor Man’s Whiskey


The Deslondes West Coast Summer Tour


We are excited to announce we’ll be back on the West Coast this summer. Our tour kicks off at Taos Mesa Brewing on July 21 with Colorado’s The Haunted Windchimes. We’ll also make stops in Denver, Boise, Vancouver (with our friend Petunia) and Seattle (with C.W. Stoneking), before finishing up at the Pickathon festival on Aug. 5-6. Tickets are on sale now. The shows will feature special guest Mat Davidson (Twain, Spirit Family Reunion, The Low Anthem) on fiddle, pedal steel and electric guitar. Twain will also be the opener on select shows. (Photo: Adrienne Batistella)

July 21 – Taos, NM @ Taos Mesa Brewing ^
July 22 – Chama, NM @ High Country Saloon ^
July 23 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf ^
July 28 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge ^ !
July 30 – Park City, UT @ Cool Air Concert Series (free)
Aug. 1 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic Venue $ !
Aug. 3 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt * !
Aug. 4 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern % !
August 5-6 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

! with Twain
^ with The Haunted Windchimes
* with Petunia (solo)
$ with The Weary Times
& with C.W. Stoneking

The Deslondes “Run Wild” Video featuring Twain

Watch a new Deslondes video featuring Twain! “Run Wild” is a cover of Jimmy Jay’s obscure 1959 Starday single, arranged by Mat Davidson of Twain and The Deslondes. The video was filmed by our friend Joshua Shoemaker in New Orleans. Catch Deslondes on tour this summer with Twain:

June 15: London, UK, O2 Academy Islington *
June 16: Bristol, UK, The Tunnels Bristol *
June 17: Cardiff, UK, The Moon *
June 18: Newcastle, UK, The Cluny 2 *
June 20: Glasgow, UK, Broadcast *
June 21: Leeds, UK, Brudenell Social Club *
June 22: Oxford, UK, The Bullingdon
June 23: Brighton, UK, The Prince Albert *
June 26: Amsterdam, NL, Sugarfactory *
July 28: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
Aug. 1: Boise, ID @ The Olympic Venue *
Aug. 3: Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt *
Aug. 4: Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern *

* All shows feature opening set by Twain

The Deslondes Release “Serpent/Heaven” 7-inch


The Deslondes’ new 7-inch, featuring the original swamp-pop song “Tres Grand Serpent” (written by John James Tourville) backed with the traditional hymn “What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?” featuring Twain, is available on June 10, 2016, via New West Records. The songs were produced by Andrija Tokic and The Deslondes and recorded, with assistance by Eduardo DuQuesne, at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville. Illustrations by Riley Downing. Read more about “Tres Grand Serpent” via Rolling Stone. Vinyl 7-inches are available on The Deslondes’ summer tour dates. A limited number of 7-inches are available in our online shop. Digital singles are available for download and streaming via Apple Music, Spotify, etc.

The Deslondes Announce UK & EU Summer Tour Dates


We’re excited to announce we’ll be heading back to the UK and EU this summer. All dates are on sale now via our tour page.

June 15: London (UK) @ O2 Academy 2 Islington
June 16: Bristol (UK) @ The Tunnels
June 17: Cardiff (UK) @ The Moon Club
June 18: Newcastle (UK) @ The Cluny 2
June 20: Glasgow (UK) @ Broadcast
June 21: Leeds (UK) @ Brudenell Social Club
June 22: Oxford (UK) @ The Bullingdon
June 23: Brighton (UK) @ The Prince Albert
June 24: Rotterdam (NL) @ Pijnackerplein Bluegrass Festival
June 25: Eindhoven (NL) @ Naked Song Festival
June 26: Amsterdam (NL) @ Sugar Factory

The Deslondes On Tour in May 2016


Our May tour dates in the Southeast are on sale now!

May 6: The EARL, Atlanta, GA $
May 7: Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival, Thomson, GA
May 8: The Charleston Pour House, Charleston, SC ^
May 10: Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
May 11: Sugarlands Distilling Company, Gatlinburg, TN
May 12: The Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC *

$ w/ Andrea Colburn Band, Brad Cochran
^ w/ Mechanical River
* w/ Hearts Gone South and The All-Arounders

The Deslondes at Stagecoach Festival 2016


We’re excited to be playing Stagecoach Festival this year in Indio, CA, on May 1. On April 28, we’ll head to one of our favorite California haunts, Pappy + Harriet’s, in Pioneertown, CA!

The Deslondes at Jazz Fest 2016


On April 22, The Deslondes will be back at the 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival, along with Sharon Jones, Mavis Staples, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dr. John, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Neil Young and more of our favorite artists. Tickets are on sale now! A few weeks before Jazz Fest, we’ll head up to City Park to play at this year’s Hogs for the Cause along with our dear friends Shovels & Rope, Luke Winslow-King and more. More on that event here.

(Deslondes photo from 2015 Jazz Fest by Veronica Dominach for The Advocate)

Deslondes December Tour with Pokey LaFarge & More

It’s been a hell of a year. Thanks to everyone who has come out to our shows and supported the Deslondes! We’ll be wrapping things up with a headline show in Kansas City, a holiday party in Atlanta with New West Records, plus a handful of December shows with Pokey LaFarge, culminating with a New Orleans hometown show. Get your tickets below!

11/29: Kansas City, MO, recordBar $
12/2: Springfield, MO, Outland Ballroom ^
12/3: Bowling Green, KY, The Warehouse at Mt. Victor ^
12/4: Atlanta, GA, The Earl %
12/5: Mobile, AL, The Merry Widow ^
12/6: Memphis, TN, 1884 Lounge ^
12/8: Oklahoma City, OK, ACM@UCO ^
12/9: Dallas, TX, The Loft ^
12/10: Austin, TX, Parish ^
12/11: Houston, TX, The Continental Club ^
12/12: New Orleans, LA, Tipitina’s ^

^ w/ Pokey LaFarge
$ w/ Mozie Leo & The Big Sky, AJ Gaither
% Ho Ho Ho Down w/ Cicada Rhythm, Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners

Offbeat Premieres New Video for “Out On The Rise”

Offbeat Magazine has just premiered our new live video for “Out on the Rise,” shot in New Orleans by Joshua Shoemaker. Watch the video above and head over to Offbeat to read more about the song.

Deslondes Announce Fall Tour Dates with The Devil Makes Three

This fall, we’ll be out on the road playing dates in the Midwest, Southeast and more. The last two weeks of October, we’ll be joining The Devil Makes Three. Tickets are on sale now. Head to our tour page for more info.

10/20: Buffalo, NY, Town Ballroom
10/21: Millavale, PA, Mr. Smalls
10/22: Carrboro, NC, Cat’s Cradle
10/23: Nashville, TN, Cannery Ballroom
10/24: Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
10/25: Asheville, NC, The Orange Peel
10/27: Des Moines, IA, Wooly’s
10/29: Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue & 7th St Entry
10/30-31: Chicago, IL, House of Blues Chicago
11/1: Grand Rapids, MI, The Intersection

Deslondes European Tour Fall 2015


This fall, The Deslondes are heading to Europe for extensive tour dates in Belgium, Netherlands, UK, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, France, Norway and Sweden. Complete dates are listed below. Buy tickets via the TOUR PAGE.

8/27: Amsterdam (NL) @ Concerto Records (free in-store)
8/28: Sint Truiden (BE) @ Country Festival
8/29-30: Hummelo (NL) @ Manana Manana
8/30: Hoorn (NL) @ Het Huis Verloren
8/31: London (UK) @ BBC Radio London in-studio
8/31: London (UK) @ The Islington
9/2: Manchester (UK) @ Gullivers
9/3: York (UK) @ The Fulford Arms
9/4: Ottersum (NL) @ Roepean
9/5: Vlieland (NL) @ Into The Great Wide Open
9/6: Asten (NL) @ Misty Fields
9/6: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso at Sugar Mountain Festival
9/7: Hamburg (DE) @ Knust
9/8: Berlin (DE) @ White Trash
9/9: Leipzig (DE) @ Moritzbastei
9/10: Frankfurt (DE) @ Dreikoningskeller
9/11: Bern (CH) @ Cafe Kairo
9/12: Basel (CH) @ Parterre AG
9/14: Barcelona (ESP) @ Sala Rocksound
9/15: Valencia (ESP) @ Loco Club
9/16: Madrid (ESP) @ Boite Live
9/17: Donostia (ESP) @ Dabadaba
9/18: Paris (FR) @ Divan Du Monde
9/19: Eeklo (BE) @ N9
9/20: Oostende (BE) @ Leffingeleuren
9/23: Malmo (SWE) @ Folk a Rock
9/24: Oslo (NO) @ Crossroads Club
9/25: Stockholm (SWE) @ Geronimos FGT
9/26: Avesta (SWE) @ Kulturgaraget
9/27: Gotenburg (SWE) @ Pustverik

Rolling Stone Premieres “The Real Deal” Video

Our video for “The Real Deal” premiered yesterday via Rolling Stone. Thanks to everyone who helped make the video, which was shot in New Orleans by director Joshua Shoemaker.

Debut Album, The Deslondes, Available Now


Our debut album, The Deslondes, is available now via New West Records.

Buy The Deslondes CD
Buy The Deslondes Vinyl
Buy The Deslondes on iTunes

Track List:

Fought The Blues And Won
Those Were (Could’ve Been) The Days
Heavenly Home
Less Honkin’ More Tonkin’
Low Down Soul
The Real Deal

Still Someone
Time To Believe In
Simple And True
Same Blood As Mine
Out On The Rise

NPR First Listen: The Deslondes, ‘The Deslondes’


This week, you can stream our new album, The Deslondes, via NPR Music’s First Listen.

“Their tradition-tweaking testimonies to restless inclinations and precarious attachments shamble and shuffle, swing and bop, slip and slide, straining familiar forms at the seams, yielding something energized, elegant and new.”

Click here to stream the album.

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Summer Tour Dates:

June 17: Nashville, TN, The Basement
June 18: Asheville, NC, Isis Music Hall
June 19: Carrboro, NC, Cat’s Cradle
June 20: Norfolk, VA, Bayou Boogaloo
June 21: Washington, DC, Gypsy Sally’s
June 23: Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda’s
June 25: New York, NY, Mercury Lounge
June 26: Lancaster, PA, Tellus 360
June 27: Dover, DE, Big Barrel Country Music Festival
July 9: Seattle, WA, Tractor Tavern
July 12: Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios
July 14: San Francisco, CA, Amnesia
July 15: Santa Cruz, CA, The Crepe Place
July 16: Los Angeles, CA, The Roxy Theatre
July 17: Pioneertown, CA, Pappy & Harriet’s

Debut Album, THE DESLONDES, Out June 9th


We are very, very excited to officially announce the release of our debut album, which will be called THE DESLONDES and will feature “Fought the Blues and Won” + 11 other original songs. It will be out on CD, LP and Digital on June 9th via New West Records. This is the cover design by our soul brother Casey McAllister.

Pre-order CD  |  Pre-order Vinyl  |  Pre-order Digital


June 17: Nashville, TN, The Basement
June 19: Carrboro, NC, Cat’s Cradle
June 21: Washington, DC, Gypsy Sally’s
June 23: Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda’s
June 25: New York, NY, Mercury Lounge
July 9: Seattle, WA, Tractor Tavern
July 12: Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios
July 14: San Francisco, CA, Amnesia
July 15: Santa Cruz, CA, The Crepe Place
July 16: Los Angeles, CA, The Roxy Theatre
July 17: Pioneertown, CA, Pappy & Harriet’s

“Fought the Blues” b/w “Yum Yum” 45 Now Available


This spring, in anticipation of our debut album, we’ve released two songs on a new 45, “Fought the Blues and Won” and our cover of Joe Tex’s “Yum Yum.” The songs are also available as digital singles through iTunes and other digital retailers. Grab a copy of the 500-copy limited edition 45 on the road this spring during our “Fought the Blues” tour with Banditos and Twain. We will make the 45 available in our web shop later this spring. To hear the premiere of “Yum Yum,” head to The Bluegrass Situation.

NPR Premieres “Fought the Blues and Won”


NPR Music has the premiere of our new song “Fought the Blues and Won,” along with details about our debut album, due out June 9 via New West Records. Click here to hear the song and read the story.

The Deslondes Team Up With Banditos for Winter Tour


(Tintype photo by Giles Clement)

Happy New Year, friends! We’re thrilled to announce we’ll be back on the road in February & March. Gonna hit some of the old haunts with our pals Banditos, then we’ll be down in Austin again for SXSW. Tickets for these shows are available on our Tour page.

Feb. 19: Nashville, TN, The Basement Nashville
Feb. 20: Chattanooga, TN, JJ’s Bohemia
Feb. 21: Johnson City, TN, Down Home
Feb. 22: Asheville, NC, The Grey Eagle
Feb. 24: Atlanta, GA, Eddie’s Attic
Feb. 25: Charlotte, NC, The Thirsty Beaver Saloon
Feb. 26: Chapel Hill, NC, Cat’s Cradle (Backroom)
Feb. 28: Charleston, SC, Brewvival
March 1: Charleston, SC, The Royal American
March 5: Birmingham, AL, Bottletree Cafe
March 6: New Orleans, LA, Siberia
March 7: Mobile, AL, Callaghan’s Irish Social Club
March 18–21: Austin, TX, SXSW
June 26: Big Barrel Country Music Festival, Dover, DE

The Deslondes To Join Old Crow Medicine Show on Fall Tour


We’ll be supporting Old Crow Medicine Show on their fall 2014 tour throughout the Southwest, West Coast and Midwest. The complete tour dates and ticket info are below.

9/12 – Oklahoma City, OK at Rose State College Performing Arts Theatre
9/13 – Albuquerque, NM at KIVA Auditorium
9/14 – Mesa, AZ at Ikeda Theater
9/15 – Las Vegas, NV at Brooklyn Bowl
9/18 – Los Angeles, CA at The Wiltern Theater
9/19 – Monterey, CA at Golden State Theatre
9/20 – San Francisco, CA at The Masonic
9/22 – Reno, NV at Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel
9/23 – Bend, OR at Century Center
9/24 – Portland, OR at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
9/26 – Seattle, WA at The Paramount Theatre
9/28 – Vancouver, BC, Canada at Orpheum Theatre
9/30 – Missoula, MT at Adams Center (University of Montana)
10/2 – Minneapolis, MN at The State Theatre
10/3 – Madison, WI at Overture Hall

The Deslondes Sign to New West Records

Deslondes New west

We are excited to announce that we’ve signed to New West Records! We will be sharing details soon on our debut album, to be released in early 2015. Here’s the news courtesy of our hometown paper The Times-Picayune.

The Deslondes To Perform at Newport Folk Festival


The Deslondes will make their debut at this year’s Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.

“The Real Deal” Video Premiered on American Songwriter

As part of American Songwriter Magazine’s feature story, “Come Around Sundown: Country Music in The Crescent City,” we’ve premiered a new video for “The Real Deal.” The video was shot by Joshua Shoemaker on Feb. 12, 2014, in Sam’s backyard in New Orleans. American Songwriter’s story (which appears in the March/April print edition) also features our friends Kate Cavazos (Sundown Songs), Hurray For The Riff Raff, Luke Winslow-King, The Long Time Goners (Pat Reedy), The Good Gollies and The Wasted Lives. Click here to read the story online.

The Deslondes featured in Hurray for the Riff Raff’s New Video for “St. Roch Blues”

The Deslondes’ Sam Doores, Dan Cutler and Cameron Snyder are featured in Hurray for the Riff Raff’s new video for the song “St. Roch Blues,” which was co-written by Doores and Alynda Lee Segarra. SPIN recently premiered the video, which was shot by filmmaker Joshua Shoemaker and features scenes from the New Orleans neighborhood of St. Roch. A version of the song also appears on Hurray for the Riff Raff’s new album, Small Town Heroes, out now on ATO Records.

The Deslondes To Join Spirit Family Reunion & Hurray for the Riff Raff on Fall Tour


Paste Magazine Presents: Spirit Family Reunion, Hurray for the Riff Raff and The Deslondes Fall Tour 2013

19 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Americana Music Festival *
20-21 – Bristol, Tenn. @ Rhythm and Roots Festival *
23 – Birmingham, Al. @ Bottletree
25 – New Orleans, La. @ One Eyed Jacks
26 – Houston, Tex. @ Fitzgerald’s
27 – Austin, Tex. @ Lamberts
28 – Ft. Worth, Tex. @ Live Oak

1 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Sail Inn
2 – San Diego, Calif. @ Soda Bar
3 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Soho
4 – Oakland, Calif. @ New Parish
5 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Amnesia *
9 – Vancouver, British Columbia
10 – Seattle, Wash. @ Tractor Tavern
11 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir
12 – Eugene, Ore. @ Sam Bonds
16 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ State Room
18 – Denver, Colo. @ Larimer Lounge
19 – Boulder, Colo. @ Etown
22 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street Entry
23 – Madison, Wisc. @ Frequency
24 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
25 – Ann Arbor, Mich. @ The Ark
26 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Tavern
27 – Toronto, Ontario @ Horseshoe
29 – Baltimore, Md. @ 8×10
29 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Johnny Brenda’s
31 – Providence, R.I. @ Columbus Theater

1 – Boston, Mass. @ The Sinclair
2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
14 – New Orleans, La. @ Ogden Museum *
16 – Abita Springs, La. @ Abita Springs Opry *

all dates with Spirit Family Reunion and Hurray For The Riff Raff except marked with *

Introducing The Deslondes


Riley Downing, Dan Cutler, Cameron Snyder, Sam Doores, John James. Photo by Sarrah Danziger

The Deslondes (formerly Tumbleweeds) are a New Orleans-based country-soul, swamp-boogie band. In their writing and performing, they combine elements of early Stax, Sun and Atlantic records with the influence of a more raw, stripped-down sound gleaned off field recordings from Alan Lomax and Mississippi Records catalogue. READ MORE