Beginning with the name, The Bros. Landreth exude a refreshing honesty and transparency with their songs—a skill as rare as it is difficult to perfect. ‘87 sees the brothers resume right where they left off on Let It Lie—writing from the heart and playing as purely as they can. With Joey Landreth on guitar, Dave on bass, and an excellent supporting cast, the music brings to life tales of life, love, and drinking with a sonic backdrop that is as revealing as the lyrics themselves.
The Bros. Landreth won the award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year in their first attempt together—‘87 makes it clear why. The band has embraced the traditions of quality songwriting and instrumental mastery. More than anything, their love for great music and ability to create it is apparent. This album will undoubtedly leave fans pining for the next collaboration. Until then, this collection of songs can be joyfully played repeatedly.