The love of music for Winnipeg roots band, The Bros. Landreth, began when brothers Joey and Dave Landreth attended their father’s gigs as children. They recently released their first album with band members Ariel Posen and Ryan Voth. Fun fact because I’m from Manitoba and I thought this was cool, their first album was recorded in a straw bale house in southern Manitoba, during one of the coldest winters. I think they are referring to the winter where it was colder here than on Mars…
In 2015 they won the Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year – Group. The two most popular songs off of their 2015 album Let It Lie are title track “Let it Lie” and “I Am The Fool“. I say “roots” in the paragraph above only because I feel I have to but I can’t totally put my finger on what genre they are, but I think that’s what I like so much about their music, you get such a variety on one album. The song I am sharing is a sad one, it’s about letting go and I think it’s quite beautiful.
I’m sorry that I left so soon / I left you standing at the gallows / You were all strung out / The hangman waiting for the sign
This is for my baby sister because she is beautiful and amazing… And to my displeasure a country fan, but I still love her and I do truly like this song.
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The Strumbellas are an Ontario folk rock band with a bit of an alternative country feel. They are a six-piece band consisting of Simon Ward (vocals and acoustic guitar), David Ritter (piano, organ, percussion and vocals), Jon Hembrey (electric guitar, mandolin and vocals), Isabel Ritchie (violin, viola and vocals), Darryl James (bass and vocals), Jeremy Drury (drums, percussion and vocals) and any additional music by Kimo Muraki (banjo, coronet, trumpet, tenor sax and vocals).
They were nominated for a Juno Award in 2013 for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year. In 2013 they released their second full length album We Still Move on Dance Floors. This is the kind of music you dance to at a Folk Festival (Hint, Hint Winnipeg Folk Festival). My mom found these guys for me during previews before a movie she was at (same way I found Serena Ryder) and she thought I would enjoy them and do I ever!
The song “Ride On” got me right away but I quickly became a big fan of “Sailing“. Have a listen below and make sure you check out their full album (and maybe purchase it) on their BandCamp page.
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