Riley Downing :: Start It Over  

Riley_Downing_Cover_3600x3600The Deslondes uit New Orleans hebben twee prachtige rootsplaten gemaakt waarop ze een naadloze mix van country, soul en Louisiana-rock produceerden. Na 2017 werd het stil rond de band, een stilte die in 2020 werd verbroken door een sublieme soloplaat van Sam Doores. Nu is het de beurt aan het tweede Deslondes-lid om een soloalbum uit te brengen. Start It Over is het verpletterende debuut van zanger/gitarist Riley Downing, tegenwoordig weer woonachtig in Missouri. Twaalf prachtnummers die de geest van Bobby Charles en Allen Toussaint tot leven wekken. Er zullen in 2021 verdomd weinig betere platen dan Start It Over verschijnen.

Riley Downing (The Deslondes) sat down one day and decided he wanted to record a song or two for a simple 45. The Deslondes had been on a hiatus for a while and Downing had the creative itch to put something down on record. He had been in contact with his bandmate, John James Tourville, and they decided to work on a split 7” with a friend. The recording session felt like a breath of fresh air and the communion of talented musicians produced more songs than expected. Downing left the session energized and continued to record and trade demo’s with Tourville. Downing and Tourville decided that there were enough ideas to make an album. There were not going tobe any rules and nothing would be discarded. All notes and lyrics would be considered. Start It Over is the result of that creative effort. An album where each song was crafted with a different idea in mind. Some of the songs are more nostalgic than others and some were just written for good ol’ fashion fun. There is a romantic quality in each song. One song might help someone get through a hard time while one song might contribute to a good time. One song might bring up memories of a better time or just get you far enough down the road to start over.
I’m Not Ready
Deep Breath
Coleman Rose
Good To See Ya
Looking Forward
Start It Over
Never Coming Home
Hey! Mister
Won’t Somebody Play
Doing It Wrong
I’m Right There With You


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