"ENVISION A CELEBRATION OF TRADITION AND AN EXPLOSION OF INNOVATION (Ok, hold that thought)." 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, Taylor Mac, Blowfly, Ironing Board Sam, The Invincible Czars, Charlie Robison, Grammy winners Ryan Bingham and Jimmy Dean, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He has toured extensively in Texas, the Southeast U.S., 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.
Recently, Landry has ventured into new collaborations in drama and choreography, contributing music to Lake Placcid, Maccountant, Rubber Peacock, and the EP Naive Melodies, in collaboration with Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern; the Manbites Dog Theater productions of Paris 76 and The Best of Enemies; The Undergrounders, a 2015 piece by choreographer Stacy Thomas Wolfson. 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 led by LL.
LL's most recent album, A Stepladder to the Stars, is available for download now.