Harry Manx speaks to the soul with his calm spirituality and distinctive sound. Dubbed the essential link between the music of East and West, he is a master of the musical short story that seamlessly weds the tradition of the 'earthly' American Blues with the depth of classical 'heavenly' Indian ragas. A dedicated performer and prolific artist, he has released fourteen CDs, including the recent Faith Lift, garnered a serious stack of awards and toured extensively across Canada, the US, Australia and Europe, playing in soft seat theatres, prestigious festivals and first-rate blues clubs.
Whether playing the Mohan Veena (a 20-string sitar/guitar hybrid), lap steel, harmonica, stomp box, dobro, banjo or cigar-box guitar, Manx draws audiences in to "the Harry Zone" — a meditative introspective place — and then pulls them back to "now" when he moves to more Western music. His signature "mysticssippi" style ... a blend of Indian folk melodies and slide guitar blues, with a sprinkling of gospel, distinctive hypnotic vocals and poetic lyrics ... is a well-tested recipe that goes down easy and leaves listeners hungry for more.
"Manx'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 Magazine
"Canada's most versatile and expressive blues player" – Billboard Magazine
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