The Bros. Landreth are a Canadian roots rock quintet whose sound combines harmony-rich Americana, bluesy R&B, U.S singer/songwriter traditions, and the folk heritage of the northern prairies.
Dave and Joey Landreth grew up in a musical household. Their father Wally is a renowned Winnipeg musician and songwriter, and a go-to for backing touring musicians on tour including Amos Garrett. As babies, their mother would bring them in a bassinet to their father's bar gigs.
Their parents' record collection -- which included plenty of Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, Ry Cooder, Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt -- provided inspiration to the brothers in their teens. Deciding early on to be in their own band, they worked separately, backing other musicians until they were in their twenties before realizing their goal. The Bros. Landreth also includes drummer Ryan Voth and guitarist Ariel Posen. All four sing.
The band recorded their debut album Let It Lie with producer Murray Pulver. Featuring "I Am a Fool," written by their dad -- who also sang on the track -- it was released in Canada by Audio & Video Labs in late 2013. Gathering massive critical success, they began touring and playing radio and television programs. They became road dogs in 2014, touring Canada and select cities south of their nation's border. They made a splash at 2014's South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Shortly afterward, Let It Lie was picked up by the U.S-based label Slate Creek Records and re-released in early 2015. ~ Thom Jurek