Harry Manx & Kevin Breit In Good We Trust

Their first collaboration, Jubilee, was nominated for two Juno Awards but walked away empty-handed. In Good We Trust has Juno written all over it. The talent of these two Canadian virtuosos has not gone unnoticed, least of all in the music world. Manx has been quick to establish himself as a unique roots and blues musician with considerable range, beginning in 2000 with Dog My Cat and continuing with the five albums that followed. Breit has long been busy supporting everyone from k.d. Lang and Ian Tyson to Norah Jones and Rosanne Cash. With or without the Junos, their undeniable creativity and popular appeal individually and as a pair are bound to gain the greater recognition they deserve sooner or later. Notable, though by no means overshadowing, is opening tack and Springsteen cover "I’m on Fire,” which features Manx on his homemade cigar box guitar (signed by the Boss himself). Manx’s warm yet gravelly voice never gets tiring and the songwriting of both musicians is well beyond par. In Good We Trust features the best of the two musician’s abilities on guitar throughout but nowhere is their skill more evident than on "Don’t Swim Float,” where their duelling instrumental banter is as lively a deliverance as any. Do yourself a favour, beat the post-Junos sales rush and pick this album up today. (Stony Plain)