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Acadiana Center for the Arts is excited to bring you the Songwriters Side-by-Side series: An intimate evening of music, art, and cuisine, set against the backdrop of a historic home in Acadiana.
This magical event includes an outdoor concert featuring Dirk Powell and Yvette Landry, delicious food, festive cocktails, and a silent auction highlighting local artists.
By day, Landry is an educator. By night, Yvette is a Grammy-nominated singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist/ author/ cultural ambassador who continues to tour worldwide, gracing the stage with greats such as Vince Gill & The Time Jumpers, Darrell Scott, Rhonda Vincent, and many more.
Landry fronts The Yvette Landry Band and Yvette Landry & the Jukes. Her debut award-winning album titled “Should Have Known” was released in 2010. (The album was named Offbeat Magazine’s “Best Country/Folk Album” and Landry “Best Country/Folk Artist”). Landry has traveled the world even touring Russia serving as a Cultural Ambassador on behalf of the Library of Congress. She has graced the stage at both the Library of Congress and John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
While Dirk Powell is known to most Louisiana audiences for his longstanding relationship with the Balfa family, his reputation as a musician’s musician has found him performing and touring with people like Joan Baez, Eric Clapton, Jack White, Levon Helm, Linda Ronstadt, and a host of others.
Many of his original songs spring from the stories tied to his Kentucky roots, but the overall sound of his organically charged music is centered in a wide range of the American musical experience.
As a songwriter, he’s had compositions featured in television shows like “Nashville,” used in several feature films, and covered by artists like Joan Baez and Natalie Merchant. He will bring poignant songs springing from deep roots to the event.
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To make this night even more fun and enjoyable, we’re providing a FREE shuttle from Acadiana Center for the Arts to Maison Madeleine and back. (First come, first serve)
Departing AcA at 4pm, 5pm, & 6pm
Departing Maison Madeleine starting at 9pm