Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Where: The Southern
Cost: $12.00 Advance, $14.00 Day of Show
For a meat and potatoes opening to his bio, Louisiana native, Gill Landry, is a singer-songwriter, multi- instrumentalist, adventuresome photographer, rubber tramp gentleman, self taught painter, shade tree mechanic, and then some. 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. After cutting his musical teeth in New Orleans and chewing up half of America, he started writing songs about it; interpreting life from the curb up. He released his first solo album "The Ballad of Lawless Soirez" in 2007 on the Nettwerk label.
For Gill's self titled third album, he produced and recorded the album, "mostly from a ramshackle, shanty-ass apartment on the south side of Nashville," but was aided by a constellation of talents gathered on his travels. From Laura Marling, who duets on "Take This Body", an urgent plea that images the desperate love that courses through our impermanence, to trumpeter Nick Etwell of Mumford and Sons, who plays with tasteful power on a handful of songs. From Odessa, who lends harmonies and violin to a number of tunes, including the waltz-time love letter "Emily", to Robert Ellis who's eloquent and understated guitar work on "Fenario" and "Bad Love" is mellifluous.
Also featuring Adam Busch