Saturday, July 27th • 7pm • Main Stage
Drew Landry’s catalog of music is rooted in cane fields of Southwest Louisiana & the Hill Country of South Texas. As a songwriter he is dynamic to enough to write in any genre & his live show is a mix of folk, swamp blues, country, and southern rock.
Landry landed his first gig as a roadie on a Scott Biram/Hank III tour. Since Williams asked Landry to open that show he’s shared the stage with Billy Joe Shaver, The Angola State Prison Band, Lazy Lester, David Allen Coe, Charlie Louvin, Justin Tones Earle, R. E. Keen, Dwight Yoakam, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Doug Kershaw, Johnny Winter and countless others.
Drew Landry doesn’t often brag about how Kris Kristofferson called him the best songwriter he’s heard in 30 years. Landry impressed the legend by playing him his “Last Man Standin” backstage at a concert. Afterwards, Kristofferson called him out, repeating his praise to the crowd. – Nick Pittman, Off Beat
Landry’s first album Keep What’s Left was called “The Equivalent to Lomax’s field recordings for the 21st Century “, by Pete Gow Americana.uk. The sophomore effort, Tailgaten Relief was featured as Live Nation’s “Ones to Watch”.
The third, Sharecropper’s Whine charted in Europe in 2012, was featured by Lonestar music, Radio Free Texas, has been used in political speeches, and feature’s some of the Legends of Cajun, Zydeco, & Swamp Blues. Here’s a yearly progression of Landry’s work. He’s played premiere venues, dives, & festivals around the World & has the ability to move a crowd alone with a guitar or with a full band.
Official website: www.drewlandry.com