Tuesday, May 12th
Tickets: $6 at Ticketweb.com, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p), Rust Belt Books, and Terrapin Station, or charge by phone 866-777-8932
7pm Doors 8pm Start
The Bros. Landreth live in the 9th Ward with Bobby Angel
“Leave it to a group of Canadians to dish up some of the best Southern-style blues we wolfed down all weekend. […] quiet storm of slide guitar solos, blue notes, three-part harmonies and a spot-on cover of Wings’ “Let Me Roll It.” This wasn’t really a set that made you sweat. Instead, it was a set that made you sway, delivered by four Manitobans who understand that in blues music, it’s all about the swagger, not the speed.” – Andrew Leahy – Rolling Stone
Twenty-seven years. Four bandmates. Two brothers. One album.
Let It Lie, the debut release from Canadian roots-rockers the Bros. Landreth, is proof that there’s strength in numbers. It’s 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 — 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. “Dad was a working musician who backed up people like Amos Garrett, but his love was always songwriting. He’d play three or four sets at those bars, so we’d be at the gigs all night.”
“We were always around music,” adds Joey, the group’s frontman and chief songwriter. “We had no choice! We were baptized into it.”
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 favourites. The siblings absorbed those records, which spun tales of love, life and lust in the Bible Belt. Years later — after Joey and David had given up their gigs as sidemen to form their own group, with drummer Ryan Voth and keyboardist Alex Campbell rounding out the ranks — the Bros. Landreth began drawing on that familiar sound, mixing the rootsy swirl of Americana with the bandmates’ own experiences up north.
“…gorgeous harmonies, bluegrass and bluesy instrumentation and songs that seem immediately familiar. They’re going places. You can hang your hat on it” Joe Reinartz – Pollstar Magazine
Local Buffalo, N.Y. and Allentown resident Bobby Angel has been entertaining audiences with his expressive, soulful blend of Blues/Rock-Alt.Folk/Country tunes for the past 12 plus years. You may know Bobby from one of the several Open-Mic nights he has hosted throughout the city in past years, his famed yard parties, Nietzsche’s, DBGB’s, Pollywogg Holler or perhaps one of his Infringement Festival shows. Several penned ballads from Bobby’s debut CD release feature sweltering, harmonica-soaked solos and brassy lyrics that call for truth and seek justice, while warning those innocent souls of the constant dangers in the competitive and often heartbreaking world through which we live and travel.
Date(s) - 05/12/2015
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