The Deslondes present Mashed Potato Records


Hosted by Sam Doores

The Deslondes is a five-piece band from New Orleans known for their studied and inventive take on southern R&B and Country music. With the release of their sophomore album, Hurry Home, the band has toured extensively while remaining highly active in the local community, creating a unique roots music mecca in the Holy Cross neighborhood of the Lower Ninth Ward. In 2016, with the intention of capturing and marketing the spirit of this formidable music community, Deslondes member Sam Doores cofounded Mashed Potato Records with musician/producer friend Duff Thompson and they began recording bands on an old reel to reel recorder in their vans and in makeshift home studios. "Over the past couple years,” says Doores, “ we have been lucky enough to record, produce, and play with an amazing collection of artists.” For Louisiana Crossroads, The Deslondes bring this special community to the ACA, performing their own material as well as shining the spotlight on a variety of Mashed Potato Recording artists.

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Acadiana Center for the Arts

Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) is a publicly supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are the central cultural hub of Acadiana, an eight-parish region comprised of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes. From our origins as an arts council established in 1975, we have transformed into one of the largest arts organizations in Louisiana. AcA’s public facility is in the heart of downtown Lafayette featuring an intimate theater, large museum-quality galleries, as well as workshop, rehearsal, and office spaces.