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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. He plays drums for Curtis Eller's American Circus

He is a performer, producer and composer of rock and roll, blues, jazz, classical and more. He sings and plays over 20 instruments including ukulele, melodica and nebulophone. As a sideman, he's performed with a surprising range of artists: Katherine Whalen, Taylor Mac, Blowfly, Ironing Board Sam, The Invincible Czars, Charlie Robison, Grammy winners Ryan Bingham and Jimmy Dean, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.  He teaches guitar, piano and ukulele at High Strung School of Music.

Louis grew up in a musical household and was heavily influenced by his father, jazz pianist Jimmie Landry.  He's lived in North Carolina for three years, following stints in Virginia and Texas.  In addition to performing and teaching, Louis volunteers at Durham Community Preschool and Durham Jazz Orchestra.

Louis recently contributed music to the ManBitesDog Theater productions The Best of Enemies and Paris 76.  His new concept album, "JJ vs The Digital Whale," is available for digital download.

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