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Jeff Hurst
Cambridge Times
January 24, 2003 


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Have you ever heard musicians who can make instruments sing. I got a CD for you. Jubilee combines the soul of Harry Manx’s acoustic guitar with Keith Breit’s multi-string brilliance. One of the most sought after studio musicians around, Breit currently performs with latest shining star Norah Jones. He is also able to play more than 30 instruments. Manx has taken blues in a new direction having studied in the Far East and evolved that culture into his playing. The pair met in 2001 during a rural Ontario music festival. They hit it off, grabbed some instruments, some song ideas and hit the studio. The result is a fascinating education in stringed blues. The showmanship is untouchable, the energy is intoxicating and their pure love for music is inspiring. Each song combines new feelings and instruments. Listen to the slow groove on Take This Hammer with Manx’s hushed vocals and banjo, while Breit picks on the mandolin. Unmoved By Love is a touching love song. Meanwhile, a fantastic instrumental version of the Doobie Brothers’ Taking It To The Streets shows their ability to build on a good thing with Manx on acoustic slide guitar and Breit jamming on national steel guitar. These guys are really having fun and were born to perform live. If they hit Waterloo Region, don’t miss them.  

"The pair met in 2001 during a rural Ontario music festival. They hit it off, grabbed some instruments, some song ideas and hit the studio. The result is a fascinating education in stringed blues."