“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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