New roots sounds from Canada
The Bros. Landreth come from Winnipeg, where their hometown paper praied the band’s “blues rock [songs] resplendent with soulful harmonies as golden and warm as the late evening sun." In 2014, the Bros. Landreth signed a deal with Slate Creek Records, an American label whose roster includes singer/songwriter Brandy Clark and Pistol Annies member Angaleena Presley. They learned from the American music they heard at home—Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett—and put to it the special flavor Canadians bring to American roots. Now they're coming to Michigan with their debut release "Let It Lie," an album about open highways and broken hearts, anchored by the bluesy wail of electric guitars, the swell of B3 organ, and the harmonized swoon of two voices that were born to mesh. At first listen, you might call it Americana. Dig deeper, though, and you’ll hear the nuances that separate The Bros. Landreth didn’t grow up in the American south, but rather the isolated prairie city of Winnipeg, Manitoba — from their folksy friends in the Lower 48.