Joey Landreth: “The first time I heard Derek Trucks was like, ‘Oh, s**t. That is really inspiring!’”

Joey Landreth
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In the three short years since we last caught up with Canada’s Joey Landreth, the guitarist has released a debut solo record, Whiskey, in 2017, and a recent follow-up, last year’s Hindsight, which he has been relentlessly touring alongside his commitments to The Bros Landreth, the band he started with his brother, bassist Dave, in their hometown of Winnipeg. 

In fact, he’s on the road right now on home shores in support of The Bros’ second and latest long-player, ’87. It was during the gap between the band’s two albums that Joey found time to spread his own songwriting wings. 

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David Mead

With over 30 years’ experience writing for guitar magazines, including at one time occupying the role of editor for Guitarist and Guitar Techniques, David is also the best-selling author of a number of guitar books for Sanctuary Publishing, Music Sales, Mel Bay and Hal Leonard. As a player he has performed with blues sax legend Dick Heckstall-Smith, played rock ’n’ roll in Marty Wilde’s band, duetted with Martin Taylor and taken part in charity gigs backing Gary Moore, Bernie Marsden and Robbie McIntosh, among others. An avid composer of acoustic guitar instrumentals, he has released two acclaimed albums, Nocturnal and Arboretum.