Meet The Deslondes

Written by August 6th, 2013 at 8:49 am

Deslondes
You may remember the “spooky dustbowl blues” of a band we profiled earlier this year called the Tumbleweeds. Now, the same band, fronted by songwriters Sam Doores and Riley Downing, is changing its name to The Deslondes, named after the street in the Holy Cross neighborhood of New Orleans where the band first came together.

The Deslondes have also announced a fall tour with two of the fastest-rising American roots bands: fellow New Orleanians Hurray for the Riff Raff (who recently signed with ATO Records) and New York’s Spirit Family Reunion.

The bands kick off the cross-country tour at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville in September. Check out the full dates below.

Watch the collaboration on Spirit Fam’s sing-along “I’ll Find a Way” and Hurray’s “There’s a Crash on the Highway” at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

The Deslondes Tour Dates

September
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

October
1 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Sail Inn
2 – San Diego, Calif. @ Soda Bar
3 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Soho
4 – Oakland, Calif. @ New Parish
6 – 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
17 – Ft. Collins, Colo. @ Hodi’s
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
31 – Providence, R.I. @ Columbus Theater

November
1 – Boston, Mass. @ The Sinclair
2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

* all dates with Spirit Family Reunion and Hurray For The Riff Raff except headline show at Amnesia

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