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Sam Doores + Riley Downing & the Tumbleweeds


Listen to I Got Found

The elusive Sam Doores & Riley Downing with the backing band The Tumbleweeds are a honky-tonk, old country-blues, early R&B, and gospel-influenced New Orleans band. The band has toured the U.S. and Canada, often performing alongside New Orleans' Hurray for the Riff Raff. In May 2012, Sam & Riley played New Orleans’ Jazz & Heritage Festival, while Riley was tapped to open for the Alabama Shakes’ 2012 fall tour. In October 2012, the band released Holy Cross Blues, which was recorded at Nashville’s Bomb Shelter with Andrija Tokic, who co-produced Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls and Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Look Out Mama. Holy Cross Blues reaches a bit further back into American history to early blues, gospel, folk, and country. Here you’ll find the call-and-response-style field song "I Got Found”, Downing's old west lament, "Throw Another Cap on the Fire," and a ‘60s folk/doo-wop version of Abner Jay’s “I’m So Depressed.” Holy Cross Blues seems to capture some of the “thin, wild mercury” of Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde sessions--the sound of 3:00 a.m. The band’s live show is a must see for fans of Shovels & Rope, Alabama Shakes, and the Felice Brothers.