After releasing their self-titled debut via New West last summer, New Orleans-based roots outfit The Deslondes encountered a wave of critical goodwill for their old-timey brand of Americana. The record, which takes cues from the band’s hometown’s genre-muddying history, wowed with a surprisingly fresh-sounding mixture of backroads blues, smoky barroom country and shuffling New Orleans R&B. It’s somehow swaggering yet understated. The group co-headlines The Foundry Saturday with Packway Handle Band, the popular local bluegrass collective that has reportedly taken a short break from palling around with Kid Rock in order to prep an anticipated new long-player.
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