Harry Manx with special guest Kevin Breit
Friday, Aug. 3, 7:30 PM (Gates open 7 PM)
”Mystic-ssippi” blues man Harry Manx has been dubbed an “essential link” between the music of East and West, marrying the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. His unique sound is 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. In the mid 80s he began a five-year tutelage with Rajasthani Indian musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Grammy winner with Ry Cooder for A Meeting by the River). Manx has appeared at many prestigious festivals, world-class theatres, concert halls and infamous Blues clubs around the globe. Manx plays the Mohan Veena, lap steel, harmonica, stomp box, and banjo. He has received seven Maple Blues Awards and his mantel shelf also holds honours from the Canadian Folk Music Awards. He received CBC Radio’s Great Canadian Blues Awards for 2007 and his albums have garnered five Juno nominations.
“Canada’s most versatile and expressive blues player” – Billboard Magazine
“Watching Harry play tonight I feel like I learned something new …. ”- Bruce Springsteen