Gill Landry

Gill Landry

by Gill LandryGill Landry




Singer, songwriter, and curator of vintage Americana, Gill Landry has taken the Delta Land mystique of his native Louisiana with him throughout all of his travels. From his early jug band days in the Pacific Northwest to his later pursuits as a member of Nashville revivalists Old Crow Medicine Show, the humidity has followed from project to project, occasionally threatening to consume his identity. The two solo records he issued in 2007 and 2011 featured some strong material, but often felt a little too persona-heavy, like they were made by some sort of swampland/dust-bowl character who'd drifted in out of an old photo. There's a fine line between finding influence in the past and inhabiting it, but fortunately Landry has struck the right balance on his excellent self-titled third LP. Largely home-recorded at his Nashville apartment and hosting a variety of friends acquired through his many tours, everything about this album feels more understated and natural than his previous output. Worldweary and compassionate, the ten songs here still use the South as a sort of general sonic backdrop, but the sound is largely more rooted in light rock and country traditions. Standouts like the lead single "Just Like You" and the austere horn- (courtesy of Mumford & Sons' Nick Etwell) and string-laden "Lost Love" leave their warm imprint suggesting wide-open vistas and dusky two-lane roads where the ghosts of missed chances pepper the air with late summer melancholia. Landry's arrangements have also become more ambitious as evidenced on the mystical piano-pop midsection of the beguiling Laura Marling-assisted "Take This Body." Subtle, compellingly human, and bittersweet, this is easily Landry's best work.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/03/2015
Label: Ato Records
UPC: 0880882223427
catalogNumber: 822234
Rank: 89972

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gill Landry   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Pedal Steel Guitar,Cello,Glockenspiel,Harmonium,Lap Steel Guitar
Skylar Wilson   Organ
Nick Etwell   Trumpet
Lily Costner   Harmony
Laura Marling   Vocals,Harmony
Brad Bivens   Banjo
Phoebe Hunt   Fiddle
Odessa Jorgensen   Fiddle,Harmony
Jamie Dick   Drums
Ross Holmes   Fiddle
Robert Ellis   Guitar,Harmony
Ian Fitchuck   Percussion
Ian Filtchuck   Drums

Technical Credits

Gill Landry   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Brad Bivens   Engineer
Odessa Jorgensen   Composer
Andrea Behrends   Cover Photo
Felix Hatfield   Composer
Melissa Bolger   Images

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