Pronounced ar-SAN. (m) French form of ancient Greek word Arsenios, meaning "virile.
"(Other acceptable pronounciations: ar-SEN, ar-SAYN. Anything else, especially ar-SEEN will get you an evil eye, and other unfortunate mishaps.) 

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 "Arsene sings with such soul and power, and is so beautiful to watch while she's doing it, that to attend her show is to be infused with fresh joy."

- Dan Baum, The New Yorker.  

 “DeLay’s voice is extraordinary—she is a Boutté, after all—but combined with her acting ability and her passion for the story, she has the capacity to steal the show."

-John Swenson, Offbeat Magazine”

       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, spent her 12-year career performing in some of the most recognized projects and with the brightest up and coming artists in New Orleans and Los Angeles. Forging out with her own project, DeLay teamed up with Crescent City's finest, including Sonia Tetlow, Alex McMurray, Bonerama, & the Craft Brothers, to create a sound that captures both the timelessness of New Orleans music and the uniqueness of DeLay’s sultry styling.

     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, and the help of studio veteran Paul Sanchez.  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, from the Breton Sound.  This album is a refreshing representation of what can be defined as "New Orleans Music."

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