"ENVISION A CELEBRATION OF TRADITION AND AN EXPLOSION OF INNOVATION." A guy named Louis Landry lives in Durham, NC. He holds a B.A. in Music Performance from VCU (Richmond, Va). He writes, records albums, performs on several instruments, and teaches.
Landry’s music celebrates tradition and explores innovation. He works in rock and roll, blues, jazz, classical, and bluegrass; he sings and plays over twenty instruments, including melodica, vocoder and nebulophone. He’s performed with a surprising range of musicians and bands, including Katherine Whalen, Curtis Eller's American Circus, John Davis & The Cicadas, Ironing Board Sam, The Invincible Czars, Charlie Robison, Carlos Timon, Grammy winners Ryan Bingham and Jimmy Dean, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He has toured extensively as a backing musician in North America and England.
Landry grew up with music and was especially inspired by his father, New Orleans-born jazz pianist Jimmie Landry. Louis has lived in North Carolina since 2011, following stints in Virginia and Texas. In addition to performing, he also teaches private lessons at High Strung School of Music, and leads music classes for local preschools.
In North Carolina, Landry has ventured into collaborations in drama and choreography, contributing music to special projects like the Manbites Dog Theater productions of Paris 76 and The Best of Enemies; local productions Lake Placid and Maccountant; The Undergrounders by choreographer Stacy Thomas Wolfson; and guest appearances with the Wiley Fosters' annual Christmas, Rocky Horror, and 007 shows. He also served as musical director for Duke University's productions of Bob: a Life in Five Acts and Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. The latter featured The LL Orchestra, a group of central NC pros which also performed during LL's artist residency at Mystery Brewing in Hillsborough.
Mr. Louie is available for private remote lessons in guitar/piano/ukulele/drum instruction.
LL's most recent releases are now on TikTok, iTunes, Spotify and everywhere else your favorite music lives online. His recent work features guest artists including Jessica Flemming, Luis Rodriguez, Shea Broussard, William Dawson, Alexandra Valladares, Eric Mrozkowski, and many more.