Avoca Beach Theatre, Avoca Beach
Presented by Laughing Bird Arts Association
Live in Concert
Sunday, 3rd March in 3 days
Canadian Harry Manx has been one of the most successful international touring musicians ever to grace stages in Australia, this deeply original multi-instrumentalist has entertained audiences in more than 11 extensive tours since 2001. The New York Times called him ‘deliciously addictive' and said when you listen to Harry Manx ‘you are listening to an original.'
The explanation for this is simple. Harry has created his own genre, often referred to as the ‘Mystissippi 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 awards, he is a seven time Maple Blues award winner, Folk Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, six Juno nominations, and accolades from musicians and fans alike.His unique blend of Indian folk melodies with slide guitar blues, add a sprinkle of gospel and some compelling grooves and you'll get Manx's unique “mysticssippi” flavour. It's hard to resist and keeps audiences coming back for more.
Downbeat Magazine said that “Manx's real talent lies in creating a place where Blues and Indian Classical are a seamless fit”.
Billboard Magazine called Harry “Canada's most expressive Blues player”.
"Canadian guitarist Harry Manx knows his instrument the way most men know their television remote controls.” Time Out, New York City
"Like a lot of top singer songwriters Harry projects an intimacy & old friend quality from artist to listener “ Billy Hutchinson, Blues Matters!
“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.
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