YVETTE LANDRY & RICHARD COMEAUX YVETTE LANDRY (gutar & vox) & RICHARD COMEAUX (pedal steel & vox)SHOWTIME: 8pCOST: $15 IndyGo Routes 17 | indygo.netyvettelandry.comCajun singer Yvette Landry carries a torch HARD for true honky-tonk. Her new album, Me & T-Coes Country, is all pedal steel, loping guitar lines, and slightly smokey, sweetly beautiful and seriously twangy vocal lines. Cajuns have long held a great love of honky-tonk, and in some ways a lot of Cajun songs, once you translate them to English, sound just like a teary country song. So theres a natural connection here that Landry doesnt have to dig deep to find. Whats interesting, is that this album is really a slow-burner. Most of the songs are taken from various old-school country sources (Hank Williams, Jerry Reed, Buck Owens, Pee-Wee King, Hank Cochran), but theyre slowed down to a nice, relaxed pace. Its quite lovely, and quite difficult to pull off, actually. But Landrys got the kind of presence that draws you in. This is a collection of classic honky-tonk that plays more like a steamy Southern novel than a packed dancehall. Special kudos to Landry for picking up our buddy Caleb Klauders excellent Can I Go Home With You and for writing some classics herself here. Lovely album!
Bio: Since her appearance on the local music scene a few short years ago, Yvette has had such an enchanted musical career that the announcement of her debut CD comprised of sixteen original songs is not surprising. From touring the world as a multi-instrumentalist, to performing with the likes of Bal...See Full Bio
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"Her vocal style recalls the rural sound that was crafted in the late '50's through the early '70's by the likes of Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and Wanda Jackson. Like those three, Landry conveys deep emotion with powerful understatement and gets the most out the dramatic effects by using them judiciously...but it is fresh, intelligent interpretations such as Should Have Known that truly keep tradition alive." -Ben Sandmel, Louisiana Cultural Vistas