The Bros. Landreth perform at the 2016 Salmon Arm Roots and Blues festival

The Bros. Landreth perform at the 2016 Salmon Arm Roots and Blues festival

The Bros. Landreth added to Roots and Blues festival roster

Visitors to this year’s Roots and Blues in Salmon Arm will be able to see the band that has Texas slide guitar queen Bonnie Raitt raving.

Visitors to this year’s Salmon Arm Roots and Blues music festival will be able to see the band that has Texas slide guitar queen Bonnie Raitt raving.

“I haven’t liked a band as much as the Bros. Landreth in a long time. To hear this kind of funky, Southern-style rock played with such originality and soul will knock you out,” said Raitt.

Endorsements simply don’t get any better than that, and Raitt’s response to the Bros. Landreth’s talents is just one more confirmation on why this band is the hottest young roots-rock band to come out of Canada in a very long time.

The buzz about the Bros. Landreth is loud and that buzz has carried all the way across this country, and down into the U.S. thanks not only to their live shows, but their critically acclaimed debut recording Let It Lie.

Last year, the Winnipeg-based band hit the ground running at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville and came home with a deal with Slate Creek Records. The week after the event, Rolling Stone Magazine included the Bros. Landreth in a feature titled “The Twenty Best Things We Saw at Americana Music Fest 2014.”

Organization of this year’s Roots and Blues is well underway by festival presenters, the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society. The society is inviting all members in good standing to attend its annual general meeting at the Askews Uptown Community Room in Salmon Arm Jan. 20 at 7 p.m.

Those wishing to be a member of the board of directors can send in an application by Jan. 5 at 3 p.m. Applications and inquiries can be emailed to board@rootsandblues.ca.

For more information, festival passes and the roster of artists, visit www.rootsandblues.ca.