Manx Marriner Mainline Hell Bound for Heaven is the initial
recording collaboration of two roots music award-winning giants: Harry Manx and
Steve Marriner (of MonkeyJunk) known as Manx Marriner Mainline.
Produced by Harry Manx and Steve
Marriner, Hell Bound for Heaven showcases
the duo’s incredible talent and versatility throughout the album’s 10 tracks:
Manx on vocals, slide guitar, banjo, and his trademark Mohan Veena; Marriner on
vocals, electric, slide, baritone and 12-string guitars, harmonica, bass,
Hammond organ and drums. Each contributed several songs to the disc’s
repertoire, as well as covering some blues and gospel chestnuts, ranging from
Charlie Patton (“Rattlesnake Blues”) and Reverend Gary Davis (“Death Don’t Have
No Mercy”), to Roebuck “Pops” Staples (“Wish I Had Answered”) and the
traditional (“This Little Light of Mine”).
Harry Manx and Steve Marriner share a musical
chemistry that only comes from a span of many years, playing hundreds of shows
and travelling countless miles on the road together. Both very accomplished
musicians in their own right, Hell Bound
For Heaven started as an elusive idea and blossomed onto a beautiful
reality. While they may have shared hundreds of stages throughout their careers
and have a friendship that has stood the test of time, this is their debut
collaboration on record.
Hell Bound For Heaven can only be described as a true
reflection of two phenomenal musicians, joining forces to demonstrate their
love of Blues and Gospel music.