"Wise men have said that we enjoy music because it resembles the sphere-sounds of union. We have been part of that harmony before, so let us use these moments of treble and bass to keep our remembering fresh." -Jelaluddin Rumi
"Music is the religion of the future" -Hazrat Inayat Khan
Steeped in the tradition of the hermit, Brian takes life experience from ten years on the road and couples it with unanswered questions from conversations with master teachers, and gives them expression in the form of perfectly dark rock songs.
There is angst here, real and lovely, as well as extraordinary artistry. In addition to being a versatile guitarist and songwriter, he is one of the few westerners to possess the rare ability to harmonize with himself by singing two or more notes at a time. No circus act, this is truly a hypnotic phenomenon. From his throat can come the sound of a didgeridoo and the overtone of a flute, while he pounds away on the groove he's worn in the top of his guitar.
"Munk's Habit" represents the last six years of the career of dharma bum and journeyman artist Brian Jennings Wagoner, who is known on the west coast alternatively as Monk S'dyq. This album has simple songs, sung with acoustic guitar, one track of harmonic throat singing, and six songs from different incarnations of the band Underfoot. In it you will find rough gems inside songs about the city, about skydiving, about rites of passage, about bar talk, about love and fear, and about what it's like to live as if your life is art.