The Deslondes On World Cafe : World Cafe Hear the New Orleans quintet play J.J. Cale and Joe Tex covers, along with a new original.

The Deslondes On World Cafe

The Deslondes On World Cafe

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The Deslondes.

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Although it sure sounds it, nothing the New Orleans roots band The Deslondes does is easy. It's not easy to seamlessly play such a variety of music, from country to R&B and everything in between — and it's certainly not easy to have five singers and writers in one band and to operate as a collective.

The band grew out of experiences singing on the street in New Orleans, while riding freights, around campfires at The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Oklahoma and with other bands (a couple of members were members of fellow New Orleans band Hurray For The Riff Raff). The Deslondes recently released their self-titled debut album, but for this World Cafe performance, the band has concocted a special set of covers and a new original.

Set List

  • Yum, Yum, Yum

  • Who Really Loses

  • Drifter's Wife

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