Live at The Ludlow Garage, 734 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH
8:15pm, Buy Tickets
Gill Landry has announced six solo shows on the East Coast in January 2016. On Friday, January 15th, Landry stops inCincinnati to headline Live at the Ludlow Garage he’s touring in support of his self-titled studio release (out now on ATO Records.) This run presents Landry in a headline slot, whereas his previous September and October performances on the East Coast were comprised of opening shows for artists including The Wood Brothers, Ben Harper and Warren Haynes.
During a 10-year stint as a member of Old Crow Medicine Show, Landry played guitar, pedal steel, and banjo in addition to being a contributing songwriter in the critically acclaimed Americana string act. His latest solo work, however, takes a more inward and contemplative turn. Rolling Stone Country described this most recent recording as a “four-way intersection between Dylan-inspired folk-rock, atmospheric Americana, dusty cowboy songs and street busker ballads,” while American Songwriter wrote, “these songs, and especially Landry’s honest performance, resonate long after the last note fades. They beckon you back to further absorb his heartfelt, occasionally comforting, musings on the trials and tribulations of romance-gone-sour.”
“I tried not to come at this one from the point of how things could or should have been, or should be,” explains Landry. “But rather I searched for sweet understanding and surrender to what is or was, and moving forward with compassion and kindness without harsh judgment to the reasons for this crime or that misstep.”
Many artists contributed to the musicality of this record, from Laura Marling who duets on “Take This Body,” an urgent plea that imagines the desperate love that courses through our impermanence, to trumpeter Nick Etwell of Mumford & 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 whose eloquent and understated guitar work on “Fenario” and “Bad Love” is mellifluous.
Jan. 9 – The Dock – Ithaca, NY
Jan. 10 – Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT
Jan. 14 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Cleveland, OH
Jan. 15 – Live at the Ludlow Garage – Cincinnati, OH
Jan. 16 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
Jan. 17 – River’s Edge Gallery – Muscatine, IA