Old Crow member plays V-Club

“Something drew me to music, and I don’t know what it is, I really don’t know.” – Gill Landry


Katherine Spence

Gill Landry of Old Crow Medicine Show plays a set at the V-Club Tuesday.

Gill Landry graced the stage of the V-Club Tuesday along with Justin Townes Earle.

Landry, the band Old Crow Medicine show and Earle, son of legendary folk and country singer Steve Earle, showcased their sing-songwriter styles.

Coming from a non-musical family, Landry said he found his passion for music through the way he felt, as he listened to his favorite musicians.

Something drew me to music, and I dont know what it is, I really dont know,Landry said. Ive thought a long time about it. I know what it makes me feel, and what draws me to it, is a feeling.

Landry said the wide range of musical inspirations weighed on him through the lyrical ability of their music.

Its very broad,Landry said. Mostly, I would say song writers across the board, certainly the American ones and some English ones, but the real wordsmiths of song writing.

Transitioning from a band to performing solo comes with its own set of difficulties. Landry said if he could, he would prefer to sing his own material with a band backing him up.

What my dream band is, is an 11 piece band,Landry said. If it was just one person it would be Nina Simone.

Landry began playing guitar at 5-years-old and first performed at 17, starting his more than, 20 year, music career.

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