Let it Lie, the 2013 Juno Award-winning debut release of Canadian roots-rockers The Bros. Landreth, is 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. Some might call the sound Americana, but a deeper listen reveals the nuances that separate the group — whose members grew up on the isolated prairie city of Winnipeg — from their folksy friends in the lower 48. The sound is in their blood, as siblings Joey and David spent formative years attending their veteran musician father Wally’s bar gigs. In the past 3 years, they’ve developed a reputation as a blazing live act with their tasty, rough-around-the-edges, southern-tinged country blues.
Roman Clarke takes gospel harmony, modern R&B, and the oblivious charm of the 1970s and rolls it all into a genre becoming of his inherently nostalgic generation.