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.
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
Ring in the holiday season with the sounds of pedal steel, fiddle, and country blues. Yvette Landry’s “Oh, What a Silent Night” makes Christmas sound like the Louisiana countryside, and her voice brings heartache and beauty to the holiday sound track. Valcour Records is excited to bring you this beautiful little collection of country-style Christmas carols performed by Breaux Bridge songstress Yvette Landry, featuring Richard Comeaux on the pedal steel guitar, Beau Thomas on fiddle and Trevor Landry on drums.
A prize-winning children’s author, schoolteacher, classically-trained pianist and part-time professor of songwriting and American Sign Language, Yvette Landry from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana makes our souls shine with her music.
– by Rheta Grimsley Johnson
“The Healin’ Song” Fund is a field of interest fund that supports the “healing” needs of of those affected by tragedy in Acadiana; spiritual, mental, financial or physical. In addition, funds can be used for college or university scholarship assistance (books and tuition). The fund proceeds coming from “The Healin’ Song” which was written and recorded by Jo-El Sonnier and several other Grammy winners, a veritable who’s who of Cajun and zydeco music.
The primary funding for this purpose will come from digital downloads of “The Healin’ Song” from iTunes and other sources. However, members of the public who would like to donate to “The Healin’ Song” fund can do so via the Community Foundation of Acadiana here.
“The Healin’ Song” was written by Sonnier following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, but only decided to record it after the 2015 shooting tragedies in Lafayette and Sunset. He enlisted the help of Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, who secured a videographer and, with generous cooperation from the Community Foundation of Acadiana, helped establish a fund to serve as a readily available means for Acadiana’s people to respond to their community’s needs.
For an accompanying music video, Sonnier enlisted the help of an all-star ensemble of musicians and studio professionals with almost 40 Grammy nominations and 10 Grammy Awards among them. Some of the all-star participating artists were Chubby Carrier, Yvette Landry, Steve Riley, Michael Doucet, Roddie Romero, Sonny Landreth, Eric Adcock and several others.