Guitarist and composer Jay Manley is exploring new and old sounds on the 21-string Saraswati Guitar designed by Wes Lambe. His music brings alternative rock, indie classical, jazz and fingerstyle guitar together along with a surprising influence of  Hindustani or North Indian classical music. after studying with vocalist Madhumita Sen Saha. Wes Lambe has designed Jay a semi-hollow body electric guitar with sympathetic and chikari strings much like the sitar. 

In the new album “Tales of the Joy Thief & Reluctant Accomplice”, there lies not only instrumental pieces but fearless lyrics, jazz harmony and a post punk fervor. This allows an exciting blend between western voice and exotic eastern tradition. Hear and buy the album released on October 23rd in CD or mp3 format.

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