Harry Manx

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Harry Manx - General Admission Seated Showshow details + $57.50 (CAD)*  

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  • Harry Manx
    November 15, 2024
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Winner of seven Maple Blues Awards, the Canadian Folk Music Award in 2005 for Best Solo Artist, CBC Radio’s Great Canadian Blues Award in 2007 and recipient of six Juno Award nominations, Harry Manx returns to The Carleton for the first time since 2018 on Friday, November 15th.  Show time is 8 PM and tickets are $50. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see a master in action!

“Mysticssippi” blues man Harry Manx has been called an “essential link” between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. He has created a unique sound that is hard to forget and deliciously addictive to listen to.

Born on the Isle of Man, Manx immigrated to Ontario with his parents when he was six years old. He started as a ‘roadie’ at age 15 and gradually worked his way up to becoming a regular sound man at the well-known El Mocambo club in Toronto, where he worked with a slew of blues legends. Harry admits that blues is at the heart of much of his work. “I’ve always had one foot in the blues from those days … what I got from those artists is a groove. That’s what I’m particularly interested in … the groove, and that’s the way I play blues.

Harry forged this distinctive style by studying at the feet of the masters, first as a sound man in the blues clubs of Toronto during his formative years and then under a rigorous tutelage with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt in India. Bhatt is the inventor of the 20-stringed Mohan Veena, which has become Harry’s signature instrument.