May, 1 2015
“It’s always an honor to be able to perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. But to be included in a write up along side Alison Krauss, well that’s really hard to wrap your brain around.” says Yvette Landry.
Friday morning, Brad Rhines, who writes for Gambit – New Orleans News and Entertainment, reported on three bands from Thursday’s performances. Included in those three were Alison Krauss, Mississippi bluesman Kenny Brown, and Yvette Landry.
“Another solid set of roots music came from the Yvette Landry Band from Breaux Bridge. The group hit the Fais Do Do stage with a batch of Cajun honky tonk songs focused on drinking, cheating and bad decisions. Landry’s band — Richard Comeaux on pedal steel, Beau Thomas on fiddle, Josef Butts on upright bass and Landry’s son Trevor on drums — combined Texas swing and roadhouse blues on songs like “Hey Mister Bartender,” “Friday Night Special” and the Porter Wagoner classic “Misery Loves Company.” Landry, who fronted the band with equal parts Cajun sass and sweetheart, referred to the song “Can I Come Home With You” as “the happy song of the day.” ‘Now it goes back to man-killing,’ she told the tie-dyed two-steppers in the crowd at Fais Do Do. Landry said she was just kidding, but then the band started in on another swinging number about a cheating lover, “Dead and Gone.” It features the line “I put on my makeup and burned down his house.” Landry couldn’t help grinning at the end of the song, telling the crowd, ‘That was fun, y’all!’ “
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Apr, 25 2015
Musician Yvette Landry of Breaux Bridge has become the darling of the south Louisiana music scene. Her work as bassist for the Grammy-nominated Bonsoir Catin, Lafayette Rhythm Devils, and leader of her own Yvette Landry Band has established her reputation as a go-to player for touring and sit-in sessions.
She does have a different life away from the footlights, however. To her students, she’s Miss Landry. Among the deaf and hearing-impaired of Acadiana, she’s a volunteer sign language interpreter at the Lafayette-based Deaf Action Center Sunday church services. At times, she’s the peacemaker called by Lafayette Police when hearing-impaired people are involved. Finally, she’s a teacher/mentor for beginning sign interpreters across Acadiana.
It’s ironic though that a culture which enjoys music as much as south Louisiana’s Cajuns are disproportionately affected by Usher Syndromes, a disease that renders victims deaf and blind.
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Apr, 23 2015
Once again, Yvette will be performing at the world renowned New Orleans Jazzfest on Thursday, April 30th. Performing along side of acts, Widespread Panic, Alison Krauss, and Sturgill Simpson, local Louisiana bands include L’il Buck Sinegal, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Cyril Neville and many more. For a full schedule, please visit:
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2015
Apr, 23 2015
If you happen to be around the Crawford, TN area next month, you might want to check out Jammin’ at Hippie Jacks Fest May 21-24, 2015. Line up includes: Yvette Landry, Malcolm Holcombe, Darrell Scott, Webb Wilder, Gretchen Peters, Tim Easton just to name a few.
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Apr, 8 2015
Join Nick Spitzer on the festival grounds in Lafayette, LA for the annual, Festival International, where they’ll sample live performances in Cajun, Creole, Latin and Blues, including Keb’ Mo, Sonny Landreth, and Steve Riley. Be sure to get out your dancing shoes for cumbia with Miami’s Locos Por Juana, two-steps with Yvette Landry, plus an all-star South Louisiana tribute to the best of swamp pop, Cajun classics and zydeco. All this on American Routes!