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Joey Landreth growing with the blues

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Winnipeg guitarist Joey Landreth comes by his blues honestly.

“ I grew up listening to my dad play the blues and my mom. There was always blues on the record player. So I come by it honestly,” said Landreth, from Los Angeles, one of several west coast U.S. shows he’s playing before returning to Lethbridge to play the Geomatic Attic, Nov. 25.Joey Landreth returns to Lethbridge, Sunday, Nov. 25, when he plays the Geomatic Attic. Photo by Richard Amery

“I’ve been to Lethbridge a lot, because I used to play guitar in a lot of country bands like Emerson Drive and Doc Walker,” said Landreth, who opened for the Sheepdogs at Whoop Up Days in the summer.
“ That was a great show. Any day you get to watch the Sheepdogs is a great day,” he said.

 He is also in a band with his brother Dave in  the Bros. Landreth, but this tour is with bassist  Meg Dolovich and drummer Roman Clarke.

“I’ve literally been playing with Meg since the eighth grade and Roman is this amazing producer and singer songwriter,” he said.

He grew up in a house full of blues music, which inspired him to play slide guitar.

“ I’ve always been a fan of slide guitar players.  There was always blues on the turntable. There was Ry Cooder, Bonnie Raitt, Elmore James and A guy named Sonny Landreth, who is no  relation to me. But whenever you come across someone with your name, you look it up. So I’d listen to him a lot,” Landreth said.

He is working on another Bros. Landreth CD, but is pleased to tour with the trio in the meantime.
“The trio is a lot more experimental. There’s a lot more improvising. The Bros. Landreth is more song oriented and singer/songwriter style,” he said.
He has been touring a lot.
“ I’ve been touring for pretty much the last three months,” he said. It ends on Dec. 2 and I’ll slow down,” he said.
Joey Landreth plays the Geomatic Attic, Sunday, Nov. 25 Tickets are $32.50 the show begins at 8 p.m.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Sunday, 25 November 2018 22:39 )  
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