Joey Landreth Announces “The Whiskey Tour”

Posted on Nov. 29 2016

Joey Landreth, the 29-year-old frontman of the Bros. Landreth, is thrilled to announce 2017’s The Whiskey Tour, in support of his debut solo effort, Whiskey, out January 27, 2017 via Cadence Music. Following a run of UK dates in January, the Canadian leg of the tour will kick off on February 24th in Saskatoon. “I’ll be heading out on the road with a three piece band;” says Joey. This past fall he test drove the new songs on a solo tour with fellow singer-songwriter Donovan Woods. “The “trio” format is one of my favourite size bands because there’s no fancy stuff to hide behind. It’s all about raw musicianship trying to showcase songs.” Full tour details can be found below and at Whiskey, featuring the epic lead track, Still Feel Gone, is available to pre-order here and be sure to check out the behind the scenes making of video:

Whiskey was recorded in Landreth’s hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba at the famed Stereobus Recording (Burton Cummings, Fred Penner, and the Crash Test Dummies) with studio owner and engineer Paul Yee. Produced by Murray Pulver, Whiskey has a much heavier emphasis on Joey’s guitar playing. “It is a continuation of the The Bros Landreth vision while also being a complete departure at the same time.” Joey continues; “I went into the studio with my favourite rhythm section (none other than Dave Landreth and Ryan “Rhino” Voth) and cut 7 new tunes that I couldn’t be more proud of.” The songs are a reflection of where Joey comes from as an individual and this solo album has given him the freedom to explore new sounds and approaches to his music.

Born in Winnipeg, MB, Joey grew up surrounded by the music of his father, Wally Landreth, as well as John Hiatt, Donald Fagen, John Schofield, Little Feat, Lyle Lovett, and Bonnie Riatt, all having influenced his own work as a musician. Joey’s first touring gig was at the age of 16, and he fondly recalls how “nurturing” and “inclusive” the Winnipeg music scene was and still is today. It was not until he was 27 that he suggested to his brother David that they start playing together. Formed in Winnipeg in 2013, the Bros. Landreth is made up of Joey (guitarist, lead singer, and primary songwriter), his brother David (bassist), Ariel Posen (guitarist), and Ryan Voth (drummer) – both David and Ryan play on Joey’s new solo album. The Bros. Landreth’s debut album Let It Lie (for which they received a Juno Award in 2015 for best “Roots & Traditional Album of the Year”) was released independently in Canada in 2013 and was re-released in 2015 with two new tracks after the band signed a record deal with Slate Creek Records in Nashville in 2014.


Mon, Dec 12:  Nashville, TN – The Basement
Sat, Jan 28:  Glasgow, UK –  Broadcast Celtic Connections
Sun, Jan 29:  Bradford, UK –  The Live Room (support to Mandolin Orange)
Mon, Jan 30:  Sheffield, UK – Greystones
Tue, Jan 31:  Derby, UK – The Flowerpot
Wed, Feb 1:  York, UK – The Crescent (support to Mandolin Orange )
Sat, Feb 4:  Winchester, UK – Railway Inn
Sun, Feb 5: Exeter, UK – The Terrace
Mon, Feb 6:  Bristol, UK – Tunnels
Tue, Feb 7:  London, UK – Slaughtered Lamb
Fri, Feb 24: Saskatoon, SK – The Bassment
Sat, Feb 25: Edmonton, AB – The Almanac
Tue, Feb 28: Calgary, AB – Festival Hall
Wed, Mar 1: Canmore, AB – communitea cafe 
Fri, Mar 3: Vancouver, BC – The Fox Cabaret
Sat, Mar 4: Rossland, BC – The Flying Steamshovel
Wed, Mar 8: Regina, SK – The Artful Dodger  

Thur, Mar 9: Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
*Eastern Canadian Tour To Be Announced Soon 

Whiskey Tracklisting
1. Whiskey
2. Hard As I Can
3. Gone Girl
4. Time Served
5. Still Feel Gone
6. Better Together
7. Remember