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Eddy Mann Finds Inspiration Between the Brushstrokes on 'Simple Things’ 

Indie artist, Eddy Mann, has created an intriquing collection of songs on his latest relase 'Simple Things.' The origin of the project can be traced back to a 2015 visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It was there that he came upon the works of Philly realist painter Thomas Eakins. Eddy explains, 'As far back as I can remember, paintings have always had the ability to perk-up my creative juices. As a child, whenever my eyes came upon a painting my imagination would flood with story lines within each brushstroke.' On this particular visit, the late nineteenth century works of Eakin's captivated his imagination and brought about the idea for a conceptual album.

In the liner notes Eddy writes, 'The writing was quick and loose which left lots of room for developing at a later date. My original vision was one of a much more dated sound musically, but that changed slowly as the tracks were being laid down. One by one, song after song, there was a unique vibe, a musical footprint was beginning to take form, and though the finished versions are much different then I had imagined, they still retain a heartbeat that was inspired by someone else more than a century ago.'

The Spring of Our Content 

March is arriving as usual with the announcement of spring in a few weeks. As we continue through nature’s change of seasons, we are reminded that our journey is also one of change. The excitement of what lays ahead can be exhilarating or daunting depending on your view. One thing for sure, it will be arriving. 

There have been many lives changed this past month by a world that is seemingly out of control, so I understand those who may harbor some concerns about what the future holds, but we don’t worship a far away God, we worship Emmanuel, a God who is with us at all times, a God that continues to embrace our world even as it falters and pushes him away. There’s a peace in knowing that if you are in him, he remains in you, and that he has plans not only for you to succeed, but also to complete.

Review: 'Simple Things' - Awe Inspiring Work! 

Eddy has put together a conceptual album inspired by the paintings of Thomas Eakins of which you can read the entire story here. Ashamedly ignorant on the subject, I have to admit to not knowing much about Eakins’ works at all. Will that mean I cannot reap any satisfaction from the music and songs within this album? No! Why? Because Eddy Mann, being an intelligent composer, ‘allows’ me the possibility of reveling within his work, at a level that suits both my emotional and cerebral needs. 

So when the first song, “When The Cowboy Sings”, kicks in, and the shimmering guitars strum through the verses, while Eddy’s voice resonates dominantly in the mix, I am totally swept away by the warm, and all-embracing sound that engulfs my senses.

Coming up... 

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 (8:00am)
Release Date
'Simple Things' Album
Featuring the 'Dancing Lesson'

Thursday, April 05, 2018 (7:00pm)
Pop Roxx Radio 
Live Interview
Deerfield, FL

Friday, April 06, 2018 (7:00pm)
The Well Coffeehouse (solo)
4351 Portsmouth Blvd
Portsmouth, VA

Saturday, April 07, 2018 (8:00pm)
The River Room (solo)
4524 Wishart Rd
Virginia Beach, VA

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 (8:00pm)
The Paige Roberts Show
Live Interview
Athens, GA

Saturday, April 14, 2018 (7:30pm)
Daniel's Den Cafe (Worship Circle)
7028 Easton Rd
Pipersville, PA

Sunday, April 15, 2018 (10:00am)
Truth United Ministries (solo)
3101 W. Mill Road
Willow Grove, PA

Sunday, April 22, 2018 (10:00am)
Truth United Ministries (solo)
3101 W. Mill Road
Willow Grove, PA