Arséne DeLay

 Pronounced ar-SAYHN.   (m) French form of ancient Greek word Arsenios, meaning "virile."

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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”

DeLay to release a solo album with Threadhead Records 

 April 2, 2014


     New Orleans native Arséne DeLay is set to release her first solo album this spring. DeLay, youngest of the world-renowned Boutté vocalists, has spent her 12-year career performing in some of the most recognized projects and with some of the brightest stars in New Orleans and Los Angeles. Ready to forge out with her own project, DeLay teamed up with local songwriters, including Paul Sanchez and Alex McMurray, to create a sound that captures both the timelessness of New Orleans music and the uniqueness of DeLay’s sultry styling.

     Arséne returned to New Orleans following a 6-year stint in Los Angeles where she worked as an actress and musician. In LA, Arséne collaborated with 20-piece big band,Vaud and the Villains. Performing as her alter-ego, Lady Creole, DeLay transforms into a hard hitting get-‘em-on-their-feet-ragtime, blues and 1920’s style diva, commanding the stage effortlessly. Currently, you can find Arséne in residence at Chickie Wah Wah, on Frenchmen Street at Cafe Negril, Brazil Taco Truck, Balcony Music Club with Matt Clark, and Bayou Saint Funk, or the occasional sit in with her uncle, John Boutte.  

     Her solo debut album, "Comin' Home,"  is a collection of originals, created with the help of Threadhead Records, CSB Roxy Music, and a lot of help from  studio veteran Paul Sanchez.  It is a collection of originals and covers by respected songwriters, and 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 fresh representation of the vast breadth of what can be defined as "New Orleans Music."