YVETTE LANDRY & HER BAND
June 30th / EARLY SHOW 8:30PM / $
Genre: Cajun Country and Homemade Honkytonk
Yvette Landry comes from a long and venerable line of musicians (her grandpa was Lucien Landry of the Bill Landry Orchestra & The Louisiana Six) and she started out playing in her hometown of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana with the Lafayette Rhythm Devils, graduating to the all-female Cajun super group Bonsoir Catin. From touring the world as a multi-instrumentalist, to performing with the likes of Balfa Toujours, Redstick Ramblers, Pine Leaf Boys, Walter Mouton, Steve Riley, Dirk Powell, Donna the Buffalo, Bill Kirchen, Carol McComb, John Lilly, Geraldine Gay and Darrell Scott, Yvette has made a name for herself as a powerful accompanist. (She's been called the Queen of the Cajun bass.)
Two years ago, Yvette produced her first solo album, "Should've Known," with help from Joel Savoy and members of the Red Stick Ramblers. The album's full of Yvette's originals and getting rave reviews: it's more vintage country than Cajun but given her roots, it's hard to deny the Cajun dance hall accent. When New Orleans' Offbeat Magazine handed out its "best of the best" awards this past year, Yvette earned TWO of 'em: best country folk artist and best country folk album, for that debut album.
The last two years, Yvette's wowed the audiences at Jazzfest in New Orleans. This year, she's featured at the International Jazz Fest in Rochester in June--and we persuaded her to come on back to Ithaca for this Saturday night show with her band. If you've heard Yvette at Grassroots (or on Public Radio's American Routes, or at another one of her knock-out performances), you know you'll want to see her again: Yvette and her band take the stage at the Chapter House at 8:30 pm. Plus, it's a Saturday night and tickets at the door are just $8; for more info,www.yvettelandry.com or contact email@example.com