Graham Reid | | <1 min read
These two guitarists are among the best in the wide country/alt.country/roots music arena. The evidence, should you doubt it, is all over this intimate and intelligent collection which opens with a Indo-blues reworking of Springsteen's I'm On Fire, touches moods in the JJ Cale/Mark Knopfler territory (Manx sounds like a croaky Knopfler in the vocals), and moves through memorable bluesy originals as well as the standout, a take on the traditional Death Have Mercy.
Roots blues with slide, national tenor and acoustic guitars -- and banjo, mandolin, mohan veena -- doesn't come much better, or foot-tapping, than this.
Understatement wins again.