The Bowery Presents
Ben Howard

WFUV Presents

Ben Howard

Gill Landry

Wed, September 19, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Webster Hall

New York, NY

$22 advance / $25 day of show

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This event is 18 and over

Ben Howard
Ben Howard
Critically celebrated British singer and songwriter BEN HOWARD will return to the road this fall and is pleased to announce details of 4 special shows. He’s lined up huge dates at iconic venues including Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY September 28, Red Rocks in Denver, CO October 2, and the Greek Theatre in LOS ANGELES, CA October 7 and Greek Theatre BERKELEY, CA October 9. Pre-sale tickets for the new summer tour dates go on sale at 10:00am local time on Tuesday, April 7th via benhoward.seetickets.com, with public on sales to follow on Friday, April 10th. Tickets available HERE!

BEN recently performed on CBS’ The Late Show With David Letterman. He gave a stirring rendition of “I Forget Where We Were” the title track from his second full-length album I Forget Where We Were, out now. You can watch the performance HERE!

I Forget Where We Were is the critically acclaimed follow up to Ben’s 2011 debut, Every Kingdom, which sold over 1 million units worldwide. It also garnered a Mercury Music Prize nomination, and saw him receive BRIT Awards in the category of “British Breakthrough” and “British Solo Male Artist.”

Regarded as one of the most exciting live acts in recent years, Ben has recently completed back to back sell-out tours in Europe and the US and is currently embarking on a massive UK arena tour.
Gill Landry
Gill Landry
For a meat and potatoes opening to his bio, Gill Landry is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Louisiana. But he's also a photographer, a traveler, a painter, a storyteller, a mechanic, etc... It would take a novel to tell his tale (at least an in depth novella). From hustling the streets of Paris to hitchhiking America on day labor and daydreams, he's slept beneath bridges with his brothers and in the beds of lordy estates. He began his music career busking on the streets of New Orleans, cutting his teeth through the ranks, interpreting life from the curb up. He released his first solo album "The Ballad of Lawless Soirez" in 2007 on the Nettwerk label and has been performing as a member of the band Old Crow Medicine Show since 2005. He's opened legitimately and as a stowaway for a number of tours for such act's as Mumford and Sons, Brandi Carlile, Ben Howard, The Felice Brothers, and many more.

His most recent release "Piety and Desire" (2011) is a love song to New Orleans. Named after two streets that run parallel through the city's 9th ward where Landry cut his teeth for years. With the album he paints a dark and beautiful landscape of characters and loves from "quarter rats" to barmaids, merchants to thieves.

Backed by the Felice Brothers, who co-produced the album with Landry, and Jeremy "The Searcher" Backofen, the album also features the talents of Jolie Holland, Brandi Carlile, Ketch Secor, Sam Parton and many others artists, creating an album that is timeless and at times other-worldly.

His latest body of work, the self-titled album "Gill Landry," will be released by ATO Records in early March 2015. The album features a brilliantly diverse, yet cohesive, body of songs and a diverse cast of characters as well. From the haunting duet with Laura Marling in "Take This Body" to the Tex-Mex country guitar sounds of Robert Ellis in "Fennario", the songs are timeless, yet modern. His keen sense for lyricism is highlighted beautifully by the tonality and melody of the compositions.
Venue Information:
Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.websterhall.com/