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New Year’s at Ashoken!

Nov, 27 2016

Looking for something different to ring in the new year? How about three days of fabulous music and dancing plus a New Year’s Eve dinner dance featuring Swing, Cajun, Zydeco, Contras, Squares, Blues and Waltzes! Enjoy music and dance classes, singing, jamming and evening dance parties! Yvette Landry & Les Ferailles will be traveling north to bring a little Cajun music to bring in 2017. To learn how you can be a part of this unique experience, click the link below:

Ashoken Music and Dance


Look Out France – Here We Come!

Oct, 14 2016

Although it’s a ways away, we thought you should know. Yvette Landry will travel with world-class musicians, Roddie Romero and Beau Thomas to the Salamander Gumbo Festival in May 2017. The trio will help kick off the inaugural festival held May 25-28, 2017 in Montoire-sur-le-Loir, France. For more information about the festival, visit the website Salamandre Gumbo Festival.

See y’all there!


Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the Library of Congress and More…

Sep, 22 2016

It was definitely a whirlwind for Yvette Landry this past week as she traveled to Washington, DC, to perform at the Library of Congress Homegrown Series and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Live 365 Series. If you didn’t catch her performance live, click the link below to see it for the first time…or perhaps a second!

Yvette Landry Performance (Kennedy Center)

And if that wasn’t enough, Landry presented a copy of her new book “Madame Grand Doigt” to Sybille Jagusch, Chief of the Children’s Literature Center at the United States Library of Congress (see the picture below), who officially accepted her works into the Library’s collection.

Kennedy Center–Library of Congress…Here We Come!

Aug, 5 2016

The Homegrown Concert Series, established by the American Folklife Center and the Music Division of the Library of Congress, present an evening of “Cajun and Louisiana Honky-Tonk Music” with Yvette Landry, Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

In partnership with the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Yvette will perform at the Library of Congress (Coolidge Auditorium) and the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center (Millennium Stage.)

Accompanied by pedal steel master, Richard Comeaux, and fiddle virtuoso, Beau Thomas, together the trio will bring a taste of Louisiana music as varied as the culture where it was born.

Performance Times:

12noon-1:00 pm Library of Congress – Coolidge Auditorium
6:00 – 7:00 pm John F. Kennedy Center Performing Arts Center

For more information visit The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Down to the River – Darrell Scott

May, 19 2016

Sometimes in life, stars align and magical things happen. Such is the case with Yvette recording on Darrell’s “Down to the River” song which was recently released on Scott’s new album Couchville Sessions. Yvette received a call from Darrell looking for someone to play the “Tit-Fer” (Cajun triangle) for one song. Not only was she able to do just that, she also had the honor of putting harmonies behind Darrel’s vocals. Check out the video, buy the album – and come see Darrell and Yvette perform June 22, 2016 at the Red Dragon Listening Room in Baton Rouge. It’s a show you won’t want to miss!

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Down to the River


Jazz Fest 2016: April 30

Apr, 26 2016

Yvette is thrilled to be returning to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Fais Do Do stage, Saturday, April 30th. Here’s what The Gambit of New Orleans has to say…

Best of New Orleans Jazzfest April 30:
Yvette Landry Sheraton New Orleans Fais Do-Do Stage
Breaux Bridge native Yvette Landry focuses on traditional storytelling in her approach to music. Having played a variety of instruments in Cajun bands, Yvette now fronts her own band with strong Cajun influences and a traditional approach to country music. Landry’s 2010 debut album Should Have Known featured prominent Cajun fiddling and dance tracks that highlighted her classic country vocals. She followed with 2013’s No Man’s Land and, a year later, Me & T-Coe’s Country, which featured original songs and covers of classic country songs such as Hank Williams’ “Cold, Cold Heart.”


Yvette Landry, Sonny Landreth, and Beau Thomas

Apr, 22 2016

You just never know who’s gonna show up for Yvette’s gig on a Thursday night at Buck & Johnny’s in Breaux Bridge, LA. Last night, Yvette was joined by world-class musicians Beau Thomas and Sonny Landreth. Here’s a little something if you missed it…and don’t forget…you can catch Yvette Landry at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Saturday, April 30th!

I’m Leaving It Up To You

Apr, 13 2016

It’s a busy time of year – festivals, local gigs, traveling gigs, music camps – a perfect time to get out and listen to some live music. Here’s a little something to hold you over until you get to where you’re going…

Enjoy and share!

Yvette Landry at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Jan, 23 2016

We are honored and thrilled to announce the return of Yvette Landry to the 2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Saturday, April 30th. Headliners include Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers along with some outstanding local talent. Check out their website to view the daily music lineups.

Click here 2016 New Orleans Jazz Fest Trailer for a trailer of what’s to come…


The Recording Academy – Memphis Chapter

Jan, 23 2016

The Memphis Chapter hosted its fourth annual Membership Celebration at Old US Mint Performing Arts Center in New Orleans on January 11, 2016. Our enthusiastic gathering enjoyed the music of Water Seed and 0017th from New Orleans, Hydrogen Child from Shreveport, and Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars from Lafayette. Members enjoyed tasty treats from LaBella’s Catering, the hospitality at The Mint and each others’ camaraderie!


Board and staff members from The Recording Academy’s Memphis Chapter gather for a photo at the Membership Celebration.
Reid Wick, Yvette Landry, Garry Goin, Gebre Waddell, Erin Frankenheimer, Susan Marshall, Pat Mitchell, Lawrence Boo Mitchell, Jon Hornyak, Ashley Lamb Ernst, Kim Bledsoe Lloyd, Susan Stewart, Scott Billington, Shannon McNally, Scott Bomar, Kim Stephens, Ken Shepherd and Vicki Loveland at Old U.S. Mint.
All photos by Erika Goldring/WireImage for The Recording Academy