If you like your country music with more old school tumbleweed and Texas twang than fast burning plastic of the modern world, then you should pick up Yvette Landry’s new solo CD Should Have Known. Like some Cajun queen bee from another era, The Bonsoir, Catin bassist picks up her acoustic guitar to belt out 16 original tunes that trace the arch of romance from holding hands to one night stands to making long term plans. Filled with bitter-sweet tales of love lost, found, and turned around, it’ll have you crying in your beers and jerking the tears off your torn-off shirt sleeves. Co-produced by Joel Savoy and Landry, the CD plays like a woman’s honky tonk companion piece/travel guide through the back roads of the heart with upswings through the highs (“Blue Moon Girl”) and pensive meditations on the lows (“Where Memories are Gold”). Yvette Landry throws her CD Release party at Blue Moon with Troy Richard and Richard Revue on Sept. 25.
There’s no better place to hang after DTA than Antlers, so you may as well keep the downtown party going. Antler’s is an institution of great food, good people, and live music. Slack Jaw Jane plays Antlers after Downtown Alive on Sept. 24.
And here's the rest of the stuff that's popping off around Acadiana...The Freetown Hounds, Wildfires, Omean DJ Nick James play Sadie’s on Sept. 24…Blue Moon is starting up an Acoustic Night / Nu Moon Revue hosted by Sam Broussard and Ray Bonneville. It kicks off on Sept. 23…Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears + The Founding Fathers play Blue Moon on Sept. 24…Devon Allman, son of Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers, has his own band. They’re called Honeytribe. They’re pretty good and he sounds like his oldman. Go figure. They play