Dec, 18 2014
Offbeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat Awards are in full swing, and Yvette Landry is right in the mix. Yvette is once again nominated for “Best Country/Folk/Singer-Songwriter.” Yvette brought home the “Best Country/Folk Artist” and “Best Country/Folk Album” in 2010 for her debut record, “Should Have Known.”
For a full list of nominees, visit http://www.offbeat.com/news/vote-2014-best-beat-awards/
Dec, 8 2014
Friday was a great day for Yvette Landry and members of Bonsoir Catin,as well as several other Louisiana musicians. Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne wrote: “Today’s nominations from The GRAMMYs include 12 ties to Louisiana. Among those are mega stars such as Tim McGraw, Hunter Hayes and Ledisi as well as sound engineers, songwriters and hometown favorites such as Bonsoir Catin featuring our friend Yvette Landry.”
Winners will be selected at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on February 8, 2015. Stay tuned…
Nov, 12 2014
Yvette’s new CD is making the rounds. Visit CMT.com to gain insight as to how the album came about and how growing up in Louisiana is a big part of her music.
Oct, 6 2014
Yvette Landry, Zachary Richard, Ann Savoy, Terrance Simien, and Steve Riley are just a few of the two dozen gifted artists featured on “Je M’Endors: Cajun and Créole Lullabies,” a stunning collection of a dozen new recordings of original and traditional music for families released by Louisiana Folk Roots. CD copies of the project, which was supported by a grant from the Lafayette General Foundation, will be given to the next 1,000 babies born at Lafayette General Medical Center.
The album showcases the talents of artists with nine Grammy awards between them, and it marks the first official release of new songs by David Greely, Marce Lacouture, Yvette Landry, and Ann Savoy and Jane Vidrine. The collection also includes a beautiful new solo piano and vocal performance by Zachary Richard, who revisited his iconic late-1970s composition “La Berceuse Créole (Creole Lullaby)” for the project.
The individual tracks are all very personal, and range from Steve Riley, Richard Comeaux & Yvette Landry’s intimate, swamp-pop-tinged version of “Brahms’ Lullaby” to Curley Taylor & Dione Mayfield’s swaying soul take on “Crabe Dans Callaloo,” a cradle song first recorded in the field by noted folklorist Alan Lomax during his travels in Haiti and Louisiana in the 1930s.
Grammy winner and acclaimed producer/engineer Tony Daigle co-produced the record with Louisiana Folk Roots Executive Director Todd Mouton at Daigle’s Electric Comoland Studios in Lafayette, with additional recording at La Louisianne Studios. Grammy-nominated graphic designer Megan Barra created the album package, which includes song notes and transcriptions of the album’s French lyrics.
Order your copy today!
Aug, 27 2014
After hitting Number 1 on the Freeform Americana Roots Chart (FAR), Yvette’s new CD jumps 20 slots on the “Weekly Top 50 Country Album Chart” complied by the Roots Music Report. Moving up from number 32 to number 12, Yvette joins company with Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, Jim Lauderdale and Eric Church, just to name a few.
Get your copy today and see what all the fuss is about!