The music of Canada's Bros. Landreth is 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—whose members 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. Where does the sound come from? Maybe it’s in their blood. After all, long before they made music together, siblings David and Joey Landreth attended their father’s bar gigs as babies. “Mom would take us in the basinet and stick us under the bar tables, and we’d fall asleep,” says David. As the kids got older, they began paying attention to the records their parents would play in the small, WWII-era shack that doubled as the family’s home. Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder, and Little Feat all received plenty of airtime, with John Hiatt's "Bring the Family" and Lyle Lovett’s "Pontiac" standing out as family favorites. Years later, the Bros. Landreth began drawing on that familiar sound, mixing the rootsy swirl of Americana with the bandmates’ own experiences up north, and now they're ready for prime time on both sides of the border! They come to Michigan with a new release, "'87."
Nashville singer-songwriter Anthony da Costa opens.