Singer-songwriter Gill Landry, who spent 15 years on guitar, singing and writing songs for Old Crow Medicine Show, is bringing his solo act to The Downtown Artery in Fort Collins December 16
Gill Landry is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Louisiana. He began his music career busking on the streets of New Orleans, cutting his teeth through the ranks, interpreting life from the curb up.
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 of lyricism is highlighted beautifully by the tonality and melody of the compositions.
In addition to producing some fantastic music, he is also the narrator in one of my favorite documentaries. “Austin to Boston” follows a group of songwriters / bands traveling in 5 old VW’s three thousand miles over two weeks. Gill Landry’s voice and words are what really tie this documentary together, sewing each individual story into a rich tapestry that coalesces with their arrival in Boston. The film is stylistically on point, mimicking 1960’s and 70’s super 8 grain and home film transitions, “Austin to Boston” is an absolute must-see for any music/film lover in your life, there are even some faces and voices you will recognize beyond Gill Landry.
As the temperatures dip bellow freezing in the next few days, take that chance and watch this film. Below I have linked to the trailer so you can see for yourself. Also, the full version of “The Staves” covering Chicago by Sufjan Stevens from the trailer because it’s so damn pretty.