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Bros. Landreth find a place for old songs on new album

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While Winnipeg guitar whiz Joey Landreth likes to melt faces in solo shows and CDs, he holds back, just a little when recording with his brother Dave.


 The Bros. Lethbridge make a long awaited return to Lethbridge when they play the Geomatic Attic, Monday, Oct. 24.

The Bros Landreth play the Geomatic Attic, Monday, Oct. 24. Both by BNB Studios


They just released their third CD  “Come Morning” as Bros. Landreth.


“ So far nobody hates it, so that’s a good thing,” Joey Landreth chuckled from Winnipeg, noting he has recorded eight CDs including EPs, solo CDs and the three Bros. Landreth CD.


“ This CD is a collection of songs that never found a place in other projects and newer songs,” he said, adding he worked on the CD with his brother during the pandemic and long-time producer Murray Pulver.


“Dave and I are really proud of it. We really explored every avenue we came across. We challenged ourselves to not put aside any idea. It was a very active collaboration,”  Landreth said.


“ We were writing from different perspectives. A lot of the lyrics go deeper and are multi-layered,” he said.


“ We‘ve tried recording some of the songs before. ‘ Back to Thee’ was from back in 2015. ‘Come Morning’ was the only one that wasn’t fully formed,” he said.


They have  a long history of working with Murray Pulver, who is not only a renown  producer, but is also a member of Doc Walker and the Crash Test Dummies.


“He’s worked on my solo projects and we just adore working with him. It’s like he’s family. He’s a really transparent producer. He’s really good about leaving the artist’s sound. He’ll suggest to trim this verse or this guitar line or suggest a vocal melody. And it wouldn’t be a Bros. Landreth  album without some Murray Pulver guitar on it,” Landreth said, adding he held back on his guitar playing on the album because wailing away didn’t fit the songs.


“There’s a a lot of nuance. I played a lot of spirited guitar playing, but it didn’t necessarily fit the songs,” he said.

 The Bros. Landreth just returned from a big tour of Europe and are taking a brief break before hitting the road again for a massive tour that begins  Oct. 12.


“We had seven shows in the United Kingdom, one show in the Netherlands and three in Germany and two in Denmark,” Landreth counted, noting they shows were a success.


“ It was absolutely great.  There are great audiences in Europe for North American  roots music. So it was great fun,” he said.


He is looking forward to returning to the Geomatic Attic with his brother and a drummer Roman Clarke.


“It’s going to be fun. We’re going to be playing some songs, some of them for the first time.  We‘ll tell some stories. We definitely love to improvise. I’ll be a very nimble show. And having our drummer will allow my brother Dave and I to step up,” he said, adding there will also be a lot of guitar playing in the live show.


“ Everybody will come together,” he said.

“ We‘re just really excited to play live,” Landreth said.


 The Bros Landreth play the Geomatic Attic, Monday, Oct. 24  at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 September 2022 14:40 )  
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