HARRY MANX

Harry Manx has spent years fusing eastern musical traditions with the blues, switching effortlessly between conventional guitars, harmonica, and banjo and the decidedly different Mohan veena, a 20-stringed instrument invented by Manx’ Indian mentor Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. Manx is often referred to as the “Mysticssippi” Blues Man, because of his expertise in melding both East and West music together and therefore, “creating musical short stories that wed the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas”.

Over the last 10 years, Harry Manx released 11 Albums and has garnered a room full of awards including, “seven Maple Blues Awards, six Juno nominations, the Canadian Folk Award in 2005 for Best Solo Artist and won CBC Radio’s “Great Canadian Blues Award” in 2007″. His most recent accomplishment was receiving yet another Juno Nomination for “Blues Album of the Year”, for his release, “Bread and Buddha” in 2010.

Canada’s most versatile and expressive blues player - Billboard Magazine

While most musicians are content to work within the accepted boundaries of their chosen style, lap-slide guitarist Harry Manx likes to colour way outside the lines. His crayons? Soulful, raspy vocals, poetic lyrics, and the whining drones and mysterious melisma of Indian music … Manx conjures songs that are as bewitching as they are unique. - Guitar Player Magazine

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

At this point, it’s practically impossible to add anything new to the blues. But you can still wring a new tear out of the good ol’ twelve-bar onion by adding something even older than the blues – Indian classical music… Manx’s mix of folksy Americana and trance-inducing traditional ragas truly pushes the boundaries of a genre long thought past innovation. - East Bay Express
 

Show Dates & Times:

5/25/18 - Friday

7:30 pm,
Admission: 

$20/Adv, $25/Door, General Admission.
Available at the link below: or by calling (207) 594-0070 (M-F, Noon-4pm), or at the box office when the theater is open for events.
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