Dallas guitarist Chris Manning's music is mentioned in the December issue of Guitar Player magazine. The mention comes in a section called "The Editor's Big Eight", where the mag's editor picks a song he's been digging from eight different artists and writes about them.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
About Manning's instrumental song "Journey to Tomorrow", editor Michael Molenda writes:
"This is a beautifully wistful song, built upon a bed of undulating acoustics. Manning exhibits great restraint-and good musical judgement-by limiting the guitar riffs, and letting a haunting piano carry the melody. Sadly, he breaks the spell around 3:00 with a somewhat off-kilter, jazzy interlude. First thought, best thought?"
Manning seems pleased about it: "It was an honor to be selected," he writes in an email exchange from this morning.
Fair enough. My take on the song? Hmmm... well... um... y'know... OK, how about this: It's pretty much exactly the type of song you'd expect to be in Guitar Player magazine. I think you get where I'm going with this, yeah? If not, hear it for yourself on Manning's Myspace page. --Pete Freedman