Gill Landry, best known for his stint with Old Crow Medicine Show, played to an enthusiastic crowd at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum last Thursday evening. Part of the museum’s popular “Sonic Sessions,” visitors got to view a large part of the hall’s attractions prior to seeing Landry’s band take the stage.
Local bluegrass outfit Honeybucket kicked off with a kick ass set; paying homage to David Bowie by playing “Ziggy Stardust” with a standup bass, mandolin and acoustic guitar. You haven’t really appreciated Bowie’s genius until you hear it with a twang.
Landry’s baritone and tight backup band (violin, bass, and drums) gave the intimate crowd of 150 a virtuoso performance of Americana at its best. The weather played a factor in the size of the crowd; ice carpeted the sidewalks leading up to the lakefront. But those that braved the falling temperatures got to hear a ninety-minute set of fine American-influenced music.