When we are in New Orleans on a Monday, our regular stop is to catch Arsene DeLay at the Back Room at Buffa's. Her combination of songwriting, voice, funk and overall New Orleans vibe is a perfect tonic to start the week. Here is a recent video that gives you a good idea of Arsene as a performer.
In Arsene DeLay's voice, you will find the clarity of Ella Fitzgerald crossed with the raw power of Etta James. DeLay, youngest of the world-renowned Boutté vocalists, is a veteran musician and actress, returning to New Orleans after a 6 year run in Los Angeles.
Her solo debut album, "Comin' Home," is a collection of originals, chronicling her journey from the star-studded streets of Los Angeles, back to the sound filled air of New Orleans. Created with the help of Threadhead Records, CSB Roxy Music, & Draw the Line Productions. Comin' Home features some of New Orleans' finest in Music- Alex McMurray, Sonia Tetlow, Matt Perrine, Eric Bolivar, Bonerama, the Craft Brothers, Sam and Jack, and Jonathon Pretus, of the Breton Sound. This album is a refreshing representation of what can be defined as "New Orleans Music."
As usual, doors are at 7 with music starting at 8. We ask for a suggested donation going to the artist of $20.
See you then.