Jul, 30 2014
Steel-guitar shaman Richard Comeaux has been part of Yvette Landry’s country aggregation for a few years, but when Landry needed a duo partner for the smaller gigs a year-and-a-half ago, playing with T-Coe (as he’s alternatively known) just clicked.
Obviously it clicks here, too, on this predominantly one-of-a-kind vintage country affair. Many of the classics, “Tennessee Waltz,” “Cold, Cold Heart” and “I Fall to Pieces,” are slowed down considerably to allow for the talents of both to be front and center, unencumbered by an otherwise full-size band.
It’s an amazingly deep album full of layered listens and focuses. On one level, steel-guitar fans will likely drool over Comeaux’s infinitively limitless technique of picks, slides, glides, rolls, growls, howls and sacred harmonics that’s almost as if he were a one-man steel-guitar convention. Listening to Comeaux’s extended solos―a rarity since most steelers are relegated to briefer rides for the ego of the vocalist―becomes a mood-altering, if not spiritual, experience.
On another level, Landry’s slightly syncopated vocal interpretations are often stunning, sometimes playful, as on “Can I Go Home with You,” and sometimes astounding, such as on the end of “A Church, a Courtroom and then Goodbye” —where she belts out, “And [pause] then [pause] goodbyeeeeeee” to the heavens.
Though this wasn’t intended to showcase any Yvette Landry material, “Memories of Clelia”—with its full-blown imagery of loaded pistols, dusty bibles and departed souls—is quite the tearjerkin’ tearjerker.
When you listen to this one, remember to keep the Kleenex close by and the box of razors out of sight.
~ Dan Willging
Jul, 29 2014
It’s Officially Official! Mark your calendars for Friday September 19th as the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis, IN, hosts Breaux Bridge, Louisiana’s Yvette Landry and Richard Comeaux in the intimate “B Side” room. Check the Jazz Kitchen web site for ticket details; go to the “Calendar” link and that will get you there. All ticket sales are through the website; I won’t be surprised if this sells out, so don’t wait too long.
If you’ve seen Yvette and Richard in Indianapolis last year, you’re already planning to buy your tickets. If you don’t know them, check them out, THEN buy your tickets! Their latest CD, “Me and T-Coe’s Country” has gotten amazing reviews, and went straight to the top of the Freeform Americana Roots chart as Number 1! Yvette is a charming and engaging singer, song writer, and story teller, who will sing you back to a time when Country music could touch your heart and soul. And Richard Comeaux is simply one of the premier pedal steel guitar players on the planet. Together, they are not to be missed.
Jul, 9 2014
After being out only a few short weeks, Yvette’s new CD titled, “Me & T-Coe’s Country,” has topped the Freeform Americana Roots Chart! Also coming in at #43 on the National Roots Music Report and #7 on the Louisiana Roots Music Report. Thanks to all of you who are “spinning and listening!”
Oh, and while you’re at it, go to the “Press” page and check out the reviews coming in from Bill Bentley’s Banstand @ The Morton Report, Elmore Magazine, and Kithfolk!
Jul, 1 2014
Yvette Landry will bring her own brand of cajun and country music to the west coast this week. You can catch her soloing live with a guest appearance by Mary Flower, Wednesday July 2nd at Abbie Weisenboom’s house concert in Portland or watch it on Concert Window:
Yvette Landry Band will be performing July 5-6 at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland. Yvette joins top-notch performers like Gregg Allman, Boz Scaggs, Los Lobos, Dumpstaphunk,Charlie Musselwhite, Maceo Parker, Joan Osborne with The Holmes Brothers, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Bombino, Los Lonely Boys, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, John Nemeth & the Bo-Keys, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas and so many more! Check out the full festival schedule. For more information check out:
See you there!
Jun, 22 2014
Yvette & Roddie made their debut duo performance at the Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival in Isleton California this past weekend. Here’s what The Examiner had to say:
“The local greats were followed by rising star Yvette Landry and Roddie Romero making their California debut. Oh my, thank you to the Isleton Chamber of Commerce for bringing this pair to the Delta!. Yvette’s mix of Country style Blues was a superb listening experience and listening to Roddie play was a treat that could easily become an addictive indulgence. Romero is a ‘Grammy nominated Louisiana songwriter who has been performing Louisiana roots music worldwide for over 20 years” and Landry tours worldwide as a multi-instrumentalist in several bands and has, she stated, been writing her own songs for about four years. Yvette Landry’s voice carries a bowl full of Soul, Country, Blues and Cajun twang and her sexy legs don’t hurt the eyes a bit either. Bring Yvette and Roddie back next year please!”