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.