Bread and Buddha
Harry Manx’s life journey has taken him all over the map, both musically and literally. His ninth album, “Bread and Buddha”, is a musical meditation on the ephemeral nature of the human experience and is a culmination of thirty-five years of world exploration. Harry covers all four compass points of the world music map on this outing, from the rolling guitar groove on “Love is the Fire” and “Walking Ghost Blues”; he revisits traditional blues territory for the covers “Moon Goin’ Down” and “Long Black Veil” and blends in his trademark sensual raga flavours with “True to Yourself” and the instrumental “The Unspoken Quest”. Harry’s evolution as a songwriter shines trough in the wistful, heartfelt folk ballads, “Dew on Roses”, “Your Eyes Have Seen” and “Nine Summers Lost”. Two years in the making, he has pulled out all the stops with the instrumentation on this outing, including ample use of piano, organ, and scored strings along with drums and bass. This gives the songs a lushness and maturity, much like a well-seasoned wine.
Juno nomination for “Blues Album of the Year” Produced by Harry Manx Engineered by John “Beetle” Bailey Album Design by Michael Dangelmeier, Karo Design Funding support by FACTOR