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Event Archive - Harry Manx

Sat. February 9th 2008 8:00 pm Alix Goolden Performance Hall (All Ages) 8:00 pm
$22.50-$27.50
Presented by: Global Arts Concerts
Harry Manx creates musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. He has created a unique sound that is hard to forget and deliciously addictive to listen to.

Born on the Isle of Man, Manx spent his childhood in Canada and left in his teens to live in Europe, Japan, India and Brazil. He honed his hypnotic live show on street corners, in cafes, bars and at festivals. But it was Indian music that captured Manx and in the mid 80s he began his five-year tutelage with Rajasthani Indian musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Grammy winner with Ry Cooder for A Meeting by the River). He also received the gift of Bhatt's custom-made, self-designed Mohan veena-a 20-stringed sitar/guitar-that was the catalyst for Harry to forge a new path with his now signature east-meets-west style of music.

A successful touring performer, Manx has brought his breathtaking solo shows across Canada, into the USA, Australia, France and most recently to Singapore and Spain. He has appeared at many prestigious festivals, world-class theatres, concert halls and infamous Blues clubs around the globe. Playing the Mohan Veena, lap steel, harmonica and banjo, Manx quickly envelops the audience into what has been dubbed the Harry Zone with his warm vocals and the hauntingly beautiful melodies of his original songs. Blending Indian folk melodies with blues, a sprinkle of gospel, and compelling grooves, Manx's mysticssippi flavour is hard to resist, easy to digest and keeps audiences coming back for more.

Harry Manx takes his East-West groove to new heights with his latest studio album. Mantras for Madmen is another "Mysticissippi" masterpiece featuring gospel-tinged vocals and Indian-inspired instrumentation woven into a Blues quilt, custom made to warm the soul.

For more info on Harry Manx visit http://www.harrymanx.com/.

Harry Manx

Harry Manx is one of the most unique Folk-World-Blues solo performers touring today. Born in the U.K. and now residing in Canada, Harry Manx performs lap slide guitar, the Mohan Veena, the blues harp and sings with a warm, distinct and unpretentious voice. Harry Manx has brought the sounds of India to the Blues. Combining lap-slide guitar and the b... more info
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