When the Yvette Landry Band plays the Blue Moon Friday night, she'll bring with her a history of country music that she didn't know was in her.

"I never intended to write music, and then when I did, that's what came out," says Landry, whose parents were fans of the country sound. "I listened to country music growing  up - old country music: Willie, and Ronnie, and George Jones, John Conley - all those old guys.

"I really liked it," she says. "But I didn't sit down one day and say, 'Hey, I'm going to write country music. It's just what came out."

The Breaux Bridge native, who was earned "Best Country/Folk Album" and "Best Country/Folk Artist" categories in Offbeat's Best of the Beat 2011 awards.

The Landry band consists of Richard Comeaux, steel guitar; Dr. Joseph Butts, upright bass; and Landry's son Trevor Landry, drums.

"You can expect a lot of original numbers a lot of old country - Patsy Kline, George Jones - just pure-D honky-tonk," she says.

Landry isn't one for labels when it comes to her music.

"I'd say it falls under country/Americana - if you had to categorize it - that's where it would fall," she says. "Mostly on the old school country vein."

Another country musician with bluegrass leanings, Brennen Leigh, opens the show.

The Breaux Bridge native, who was earned "Best Country/Folk Album" and "Best Country/Folk Artist" categories in Offbeat's Best of the Beat 2011 awards

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