Aug 15 17

Gill Landry announces new album “Love Rides A Dark Horse”

Gill Landry of Old Crow Medicine Show has announced the release of his new studio album, ‘Love Rides A Dark Horse,’ due Oct. 6 on ATO Records. The first single and video from the 9-song collection, “Berlin,” was premiered today at American Songwriter.

Purchase the album now in the ATO shop: http://smarturl.it/gill/officialstorepreorder

Following his critically acclaimed, self-titled 2015 ATO debut, ‘Love Rides A Dark Horse’ reflects the better part of a year Landry spent picking up the pieces of a failed relationship. Touring and recording alone during this period, he wrote with unflinching honesty about depression and expectation and desire.

“Love and hate need each other for either to have meaning and I feel like it’s the same way with people,” says Landry. “I’d like to believe love always wins coming down the stretch—it just might not be the way you envisioned it. In my experience love often isn’t what I expected and wouldn’t be half as good if it was. That basically is what I wrote this album about. The dark horse is the unexpected winner.”

‘Love Rides A Dark Horse’ breaks new ground for Landry with contributions from fiddler Ross Holmes (Mumford & Sons, Bruce Hornsby), keyboard player Skylar Wilson (Andrew Combs, Rayland Baxter), and drummer Logan Matheny (Roman Candle, Rosebuds). The songs spill over with gorgeous female harmonies by Klara Soderberg (First Aid Kit), Karen Elson and Odessa. Landry’s own vocals are front and center with the arrangements built around his husky baritone, often calling to mind Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits. EndFragment

Landry will perform at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville in September. More tour dates will be announced soon – get tickets at http://www.gilllandrymusic.com/tour/: 

September 14 – Nashville, TN – High Watt*

October 2 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall (stage 2)

November 22 – Manchester, UK – Night & Day**

November 23 – Edinburgh, UK – The Voodoo Room**

November 24 – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – Live Theatre**

November 26 – Nottingham, UK – The Maze**

November 27 – London, UK – The Borderline**

November 30 – Escondido, CA – California Center for the Arts^

December 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Globe^

December 2 – San Luis Obispo, CA – The Fremont Theatre^

December 3 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre^

December 4 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore^

December 5 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows^

December 7 – Seattle, WA – Showbox^

December 8 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater^

December 9 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater^

* Americanafest

** w/ Ian Felice

^ w/ Valerie June