Thursday, October 9, 2008
Introducing Har Ik Zehr (East meet West)
By now you have likely seen some of the things I have written about that ambitious 12 string bass pickup for New York bassist Timothy Leung. It came back to the shop for a few modifications but that's not what I want to talk about today. Today I want to talk about Timothy's band Har Ik Zehr . Anthony Johnson did a fantastic interview with him for Bass Musician Magazine about the band and Timothy's playing style and more that you should read HERE . These guys have created one of the most original sounds I have ever listened too. It's a fantastic blend of Eastern vocal, chant and drumming work mixed with a healthy dose of Western Alt Rock guitar and bass work. I have become a huge fan. I want you check out this band and listen to at least 3 songs on the official Har Ik Zehr web site or maybe their MySpace page . You can pickup their CD on CD Baby . If you're in the New York area I want you to go see them play live. One other impressive thing about these guy is their willingness to share any of their own prosperity with others that might need it. Check out their very cool charity work with Kiva. This is a group that makes small loans to people in an effort to promote entrepreneurship and help end poverty. Check out their efforts here.