Billy Reid/Third Man Records Austin Shindig Preview: Hurray For The Riff Raff and Gill Landry

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Hurray for the Riff Raff performs at the 2014 Shindig. Photo by David Hall.

We can’t wait to get to Austin, and we bet you can’t either. In preparation for next week’s festivities, we’re previewing tracks from a few of the artists set to play the Billy Reid/Third Man Records Shindig, which kicks off at 11:30 at Weather Up on March 18. Check out these tracks from Hurray For The Riff Raff and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Steve Gunn. And be sure to RSVP to the party here.

Slowing things down, Hurray For The Riff Raff grabs an acoustic guitar and gets help from a wonderful string arrangement to make even murder sound romantic.

Gill Landry’s narrator is simply beat up and lost in “Just Like You.” But there’s hope in his voice in this country ballad with a vision of kitchen mornings, a brighter future and a nod to Charles Bukowski.