Yodel Bleu video – French Canadian bluegrass from Veranda

Veranda is a country/bluegrass act based in Montreal, who write and perform as a duo in French for a French/Canadian audience.

Catherine-Audrey Lachapelle plays guitar and sings, and Léandre Joly-Pelletier sings and adds mandolin, banjo, and guitar to their music. This cross-cultural act will be the subject of a longer profile in the upcoming weeks, but we wanted to share their latest video, posted last week from December’s virtual edition of the Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal.

It’s a song of theirs called Yodel Blue (Blue Yodel), which they wrote as a tribute to the great Jimmie Rodgers. If your French is rusty, the song tells of a girl who loves to yodel whenever she gets down.

Yodel Bleu is the title track from Veranda’s most recent album, which is available wherever you stream or download music online.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.