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GILL LANDRY announces new self-titled album + Laura Marling UK Tour April/May

March 18, 2015

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GILL LANDRY

New Self-Titled Album
Released 22nd June via ATO Records

Laura Marling UK Tour April/May

Album Guests inc. Marling, Robert Ellis, Mumford & Sons

The new self-titled album from Gill Landry will be released through ATO Records on 22nd June. The 10-track album was fully produced and mostly engineered by Landry and recorded in what he calls, “a ramshackle, shanty-ass apartment on the south side of Nashville.” Landry gathered various friends and musicians on his nonstop travels alone and as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriting member of Old Crow Medicine Show.

These artists include Laura Marling, who duets on ‘Take This Body’, songwriter Robert Ellis, Nick Etwell of Mumford & Sons and Odessa Jorgensen, who lends harmonies and fiddle to a number of tunes. Landry will tour the UK as special guest to Laura Marling in April/May. Listen to Landry’s duet with Laura Marling below…

UK Tour with Laura Marling:

Mon 20th April London Queen Elizabeth Hall
Tues 21st April London Queen Elizabeth Hall
Weds 22nd April Cambridge Corn Exchange
Fri 24th April Manchester Albert Hall
Sat 25th April Glasgow O2 Academy
Mon 27th April Birmingham Institute
Weds 29th April London Queen Elizabeth Hall
Thurs 30th April London Queen Elizabeth Hall
Mon 4th May Southampton O2 Guildhall
Tues 5th May Bristol Colston Hall
Thurs 7th May Dublin Olympia
Fri 8th May Belfast Waterfront Hall

Louisiana native, Gill Landry, is a singer-songwriter, multi- instrumentalist, adventuresome photographer, hitchhiking 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.

Gill’s self-titled third album is his first on the ATO label, but he is not new to the family. He’s played guitar, banjo, pedal steal, and been a contributing songwriter in Old Crow Medicine Show since 2004. Although Gill’s music is influenced by some of the same sources as Old Crow, from Dylan to old delta blues songsters, his music is very much his own. As one reviewer put it, “Landry’s too sharp a storyteller, too tuned-in a craftsman, too real, to find himself on the wrong side of suspicion. Like Tom Waits, John Prine, Steve Earle… Landry is down-to-business believable. His songs carry their own persona, and though they may be creepy and otherworldly at times and nasty and grubby at others, they’re familiar while remaining at arm’s length.”

After working through some more classic broken-hearted love songs on his first two albums, Landry says, “I tried not to come at this one from the point of how things could or should have been, or should be, but rather searched for sweet understanding and surrender to what is or was, and moving forward with compassion and kindness without harsh judgement to the reasons for this crime or that misstep.”

Tracklist:

1. Funeral In My Heart
2. Just Like You
3. Waiting For Your Love
4. Emily
5. Take This Body
6. Fennario
7. Lost Love
8. Lately Right Now
9. Long Road
10. Bad Love

 

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