Gill has toured recently with Ben Harper, Brandi Carlile, Warren Haynes, The Wood Brothers, Dawes, Justin Townes Earle, and more.
“…the album pitches its tent in the four-way intersection between Dylan-inspired folk-rock, atmospheric Americana, dusty cowboy songs and street busker ballads.”
“Landry is schooled and immersed in the great Americana musical traditions and he wears them well, his voice just labored enough to ensure he’s been there and back and just homey enough to make you want to walk his lonely avenues.”
JEFF TAMARKIN, ALL MUSIC GUIDE
“As a whole, The Ballad of Lawless Soirez gives a glimpse into an artist who, though largely unknown to record buyers, has honed his talents through hard work, out of the glare of media hype, to the point of developing a variety of resources with which to tell his compelling tales. Landry’s songs deserve an audience and will reward those who seek out this creative, capable storyteller.”
AARIK DANIELSEN, POPMATTERS.COM
“The music of New Orleans runs through the veins of Mr. Landry’s work, and if his flair for theatricality is ill served by the lifeless supporting performances behind his voice and guitar, he makes up for it with his keen lyrics.”
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
For a meat and potatoes opening to his bio, Gill Landry is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Louisiana. But he’s also a photographer, a traveler, a painter, a storyteller, a mechanic, etc… It would take a novel to tell his tale. From hustling the streets of Paris to hitchhiking America on day labor and daydreams, he’s slept beneath bridges with his brothers and in the beds of lordy estates. He began his music career busking on the streets of New Orleans, cutting his teeth through the ranks, interpreting life from the curb up. He released his first solo album “The Ballad of Lawless Soirez” in 2007 on the Nettwerk label and has been performing as a member of the band Old Crow Medicine Show since 2005. He’s opened legitimately and as a stowaway for a number of tours for such act’s as Mumford and Sons, Brandi Carlile, Ben Howard, The Felice Brothers, and many more.
His latest body of work, the self-titled album “Gill Landry”, will be released by ATO Records in early March 2015. The album features a brilliantly diverse, yet cohesive, body of songs and a diverse cast of characters as well. From the haunting duet with Laura Marling in “Take This Body” to the Tex-Mex country guitar sounds of Robert Ellis in “Fennario”, the songs are timeless, yet modern. His keen sense for lyricism is highlighted beautifully by the tonality and melody of the compositions.
Drew Thams, vocalist for the San Diego band, The Liquorsmiths, opens the show!!