Simple Sound Retreat

New Orleans' finest folk-pop band.

Official site of Simple Sound Retreat, the New Orleans, Louisiana-based folk-pop band. Live dates and contact info.

A packed house for the “Wake up, Let’s go!” album release at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, Louisiana.

A packed house for the “Wake up, Let’s go!” album release at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, Louisiana.

What we provide:

  • Dynamic performances (acoustic or amplified)

  • PA system and back line

  • A personal and unique musical experience

  • An extensive song repertoire



Simple Sound Retreat made a profound impact on the residents and staff of Lambeth House over the course of their several musical visits. They connected with a variety of residents across multiple continuums of care. They truly touched and transported our residents. Their fresh covers of beloved songs along with their own inspired originals, created an atmosphere of both nostalgia and hope. Many of our residents left SSR’s concerts expressing a deeper emotional honesty about their own sense of identity combined with a sense of faith in the younger generations, SSR embodies the fruitful marriage of intentional music therapy with spotaneous, raw talent.
— Dori, Creative director at Lambeth House in New Orleans, LA
It was a wonderful experience having Simple Sound Retreat come play a show for our special needs students at West Jefferson High School. Their biggest selling point was Jean’s background in Music Therapy. Each member of the group contributed in getting our students involved with music and having fun within this group dynamic. We are not only willing, but excited for their return.
— Garrett Gorsuch, Special Ed. Chairperson at W. Jefferson H.S. in New Orleans, LA.
Simple Sound Retreat played at my wedding in October 2016. They played a mix of original songs and covers, as requested, and everyone loved them! Multiple people at my wedding came up to me asking if I thought they might play at their birthday, gathering, etc. Each band member is incredibly talented and they all work together to create a beautiful sound.
— Mia Silvestri, a satisfied bride in New Orleans. LA
Whether it’s the covers or their own songs, Simple Sound Retreat take you on an adventure every time they play! We all felt like we were transported to New Orleans for an evening which was great considering we’re french! This exotic voyage is the perfect mix of folk, blues, opera, and indie. Jean’s voice matches wonderfully in their own unique style! Would really love to have them play a third time at Away Hostel & Coffee Shop next year.
— Mila, Activities Director at Away Hostel and Coffee shop in Lyon, France
It was indeed a retreat at our little public school in Buchs Switzerland when the fantastic musicians from SSR gathered along with the students. They led an interactive drum circle and played some tunes.The kids loved them so much that they still ask about them a year later. Spreading joy all across the world for young and old! Dankeschön es war schön!
— Diandra Russo, Music Teacher in Buchs Switzerland
It’s a perfect fit for our customers to be digging through records while hearing the soulful and dynamic sounds of Simple Sound Retreat! Like vinyl itself, they bring a mixture of the old and the new. Whether covering the likes of Meghan Trainor or playing original tunes, it always sounds fresh and unique. We look forward to having them back in the shop as soon as possible.
— Ben, owner of NOLA Mix Records in New Orleans, LA.