Yvette Landry is coming to Voice Works in 2013, and her timing couldn’t be more perfect. Her new CD titled, “No Man’s Land” – with guests Bill Kirchen, Cindy Cashdollar, Geno Delafose, Dirk Powell, Richard Comeaux, and Joel Savoy – has been atop the national Freeform American Roots music charts for more than 2 months.
No one who knows Yvette would be surprised by this – she’s a joyful force of nature. She grew up in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, not far from the levees of the Atchafalaya Basin, North America’s largest swampland. It was in and around that swamp where she learned to hunt, fish, ride horses, dance, understand French, and tell stories.
By day, Yvette is an educator, teaching American Sign Language and Song Writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Yvette is also a private homeschool teacher and she has also taught bass, guitar, accordion and vocals at Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Voice Works, Ashokan Fiddle and Dance Camp, Augusta Heritage Center and Louisiana Folk Roots Camp.
By night, Yvette is a musician/singer and she continues to tour worldwide as a multi-instrumentalist in several bands including Bonsoir Catin, Lafayette Rhythm Devils, Balfa Toujours, Trop Canaille, Marais Bouleur and Frisson. She has performed with the Red Stick Ramblers, Pine Leaf Boys, Walter Mouton, Steve Riley, David Greely, Dirk Powell, Donna the Buffalo, Bill Kirchen, Cindy Cashdollar, Carol McComb, John Lilly, Geraldine Gay and Darrell Scott and many more.
We’re excited to have Yvette at Centrum…