Harry Manx (Canada)
Thursay October 13. 7.00pm
“Harry’s real skill lays in creating a rare musical place where blues, country, folk and Indian classical music co-exist as some spirit force”. Downbeat
Harry Manx has been one of the most successful international touring musicians ever to grace stages in Australia. Returning in September and October for over 30 concert dates, this deeply original multi-instrumentalist has entertained audiences in more than 10 extensive tours since 2001.
The explanation is simple. Harry’s created his own genre, often referred to as the ‘Mystissippi Blues’. His mesmerizing sound is an organic fusion of eastern musical traditions with the Blues. The result is an expressive, moving and unforgettable new world.
His unique toolbox is a fascinating range of conventional acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, harmonica, stomp box, and the Mohan Veena, created by Harry’s Indian mentor Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. His award-winning songs ‘create musical short stories that wed the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas’.
A worldwide festival favorite, Harry’s 13 albums and ceaseless touring have seen him earn a slew of Maple Leaf, Juno and Canadian Folk Awards, nominations, and accolades from musicians and fans alike.
“Watching Harry play tonight I feel like I learned something new…….”
Bruce Springsteen, @ the International Guitar Festival, New York City