Two-time Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Gill Landry, has ten UK dates in the new year in support of his new album out on the Loose record label, ‘Skeleton At The Banquet’. Landry is one of the 75 acts due to appear at the Americana Music Association UK’s showcases at the end of January before he plays a more extensive tour in February.
The new album is Landry’s fifth solo studio record and the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Love Rides A Dark Horse’. Landry was originally from Louisiana and started out as a busker on the streets of New Orleans before becoming a contributing member of the band Old Crow Medicine Show with whom he recorded 4 albums and toured from 2004 to 2014. His previous solo albums were all released to critical acclaim, featuring artists such as Laura Marling, Brandi Carlile, Klara Söderberg (First Aid Kit), The Felice Brothers and Karen Elson, among many others. Landry has toured extensively internationally in his own right, and has also supported Mumford & Sons, Brandi Carlile, Ben Harper, Laura Marling, Ben Howard and Bruce Hornsby.
Of ‘Skeleton At The Banquet’, Landry said, “This album is a series of reflections and thoughts on the collective hallucination that is America,” he says. “With a love song or two thrown in for good measure. I wrote it from within the refuge of a small flat, in a small village in western France where I spent last summer. I found it to be a good place for seeing the forest through the trees, so to speak.”
The album was recorded and produced in Los Angeles by Gill and Seth Ford-Young (Tom Waits, Edward Sharpe). It features Landry on vocals, guitars, pedal steel, keys & harmonica, Seth Ford-Young on bass, Josh Collazo on drums, Stewart Cole on trumpet and Odessa Jorgensen on violin.
Gill Landry UK tour dates 2020:
28 Jan – LONDON AMA UK Showcase, Hackney, London
11 Feb – BRISTOL, The Wardrobe
12 Feb – YORK, The Crescent
13 Feb – BEDFORD, Esquires
14 Feb – NEWCASTLE, The Cluny
15 Feb – CHESTER, St Mary’s Creative Space
16 Feb – HALIFAX, The Lantern
17 Feb – GLASGOW, Hug and Pint
18 Feb – LIVERPOOL, The Music Room
19 Feb – LONDON, Old Queen’s Head
‘Skeleton At The Banquet’ will be released on 24th of January on Loose. In the meantime, you can listen to Gill Landry’s beautifully atmospheric ‘I Love You Too’, the first single from the new record.