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Harry Manx (CAN)
The New York Times called him ‘deliciously addictive’ and stated when you listen to Harry Manx ‘you are listening to an original.’
Canadian Harry Manx has been one of the most successful international touring musicians ever to grace stages in Australia, performing at Byron Bay Bluesfest, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival, Caloundra Music Festival and Woodford as well as shows all over the country. This deeply original multi-instrumentalist has entertained audiences in more than 10 extensive tours since 2001.
The explanation for this is simple. Harry has created his own genre of music, often referred to as the ‘Mysticssippi 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 15 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 (after seeing Harry perform “I’m On Fire” at the International Guitar Festival in NYC)
“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”
Frank Hadley, Downbeat Magazine
Street One | Reserved | Duration 120 Minutes with Interval
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The Street Presents
Harry Manx (CAN)
Wednesday 19 October 7:30PM