Please note new location: 988 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco CA 94133
$25 Same price online and at the door.
Doors at 7:30pm.
Show from 8:15-10:30pm with one intermission
Gill Landry is a two-time Grammy award winning singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, photographer, storyteller, shade tree mechanic, painter, ranch hand, linocut artist, etc. In his 20+ years as a writer/performer he's released 5 solo albums and contributed to dozens of others with various artists on various labels while also touring extensively in the US and abroad. Raised between Louisiana and the Pacific Northwest, he was subject to many different music scenes growing up. He spent the first half decade of his performing life living out of a van busking the streets of New Orleans, the U.S. West Coast, and Europe. He made ends meet through day-labor, chipping slag from barges on the Intercoastal Canal, night shifts at a group home for non-verbal schizophrenics, a burrito jockey, a bicycle ricksha driver, tree planting in the wetlands of Oregon, collecting bottles, donating plasma, and other humble means. His early years seeking adventure close to the ground in a corporate conquered and increasingly homogenized America informs much of his songwriting. In the early 2000's he met Old Crow Medicine Show playing in Jackson Square one Mardi Gras and in 2004 he joined them, recording and performing with the band from their van-and-trailer days in dives to headlining festivals and becoming members of the Grand Ol' Opry.
His albums are each distinct in feel and style with no two alike and holding few similar influences as his early collaborations. Though his musical styles may vary widely song to song and album to album, his writing has always been honest, poetic efforts at communicating the trappings and joys of human existence in post-industrialized western life. Though falling under the umbrella of Americana, he refers to his music as 'Funeral Pop'. In 2007 during his tenure with Old Crow, Landry was signed to Nettwerk records which released his solo debut 'The Ballad of Lawless Soirez' which was followed by 2011's self-released 'Piety & Desire' which was produced with The Felice Brothers and featured guest artists such as Brandi Carlile and Jolie Holland. Unsatisfied creatively as a sideman, he left the band in 2014 to dedicate himself to his own music. His self-titled third solo album was released on ATO Records in early 2015 featuring a duet with Laura Marling and including a host of other acclaimed musical collaborators. 2017 brought 'Love Rides A Dark Horse' on the ATO & Loose labels featuring collaborations with Klara Soderberg and Karen Elson. His most recent album 'Skeleton At The Banquet' was recorded in Los Angeles with producer/bassist Seth Ford-Young (Tom Waits / Edward Sharpe). It came out on Loose records less than a month before the pandemic. Gill calls it his "Zombie stillbirth... it still walks the earth even though it was dead on arrival."
He's shared stages with Laura Marling, Justin Townes Earle, Brandi Carlile, Michael Hurley, Ben Harper, Mumford & Sons, Bruce Hornsby, Warren Haynes, Nathaniel Rateliff, Ben Howard, to name several. In 2012 he helped write and narrated the film 'Austin to Boston' in which he also performs and drove every mile of in a 70's Volkswagen Bay Window. The film documented a 3000-mile tour from SXSW to Boston and featured Nathaniel Rateliff, Ben Howard, Bears Den, and The Staves. He's also in the Grammy winning film 'The Big Easy Express' which followed a train tour from San Francisco to New Orleans with Old Crow, Mumford and Sons, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
He currently lives on a ranch in the Sierra Foothills of California, communing with nature and finishing his next album which will be released in 2024.
VIDEO LINKS: I Love You Too: https://youtu.be/jGit0uHAMgU
Denver Girls: https://youtu.be/UzwjUgAWnro
Recommended if you like: Charlie Parr, Hackensaw Boys, Possessed by Paul James, Parker Milsap, Pete Bernhard
Vaccines, boosters, and masks are strongly encouraged, but are not required as per local Public Health Policy.