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.