Only two of the Bros. Landreth are actual brothers, yet there’s a musical bond between these four guys that is unmistakable.
David and Joey Landreth grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in a home where John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett and Bonnie Raitt records were played in regular rotation. Their father was a musician and fledgling songwriter, so their mother would bring the family to area gigs — even while the little bros were still in basinets.
Now, Raitt has become a fan of the Bros. Landreth after watching them at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Trisha Yearwood has chimed in with her approval as well. And on Wednesday (Feb. 4), they’ll grace the Music City Roots stage in Franklin, Tennessee, to perform songs from their just-released debut album, Let It Lie. The band is rounded out by drummer Ryan “Rhino” Voth and guitarist Ariel Posen.
With elements of folk, rock and blues, the satisfying project lets the harmonies shine through, while the smart songwriting suggests that they were paying attention all those years ago. The band recorded the new album in a straw bale house in southern Manitoba. And by the way, they even cut one of their dad’s songs – “I Am the Fool.” See the Live @ CMT performance of that song, as well as exclusive versions of “Tappin’ on the Glass,” “Let It Lie” and “Nothing.”