Blues great Harry Manx performs Monday, March 21 at the Gibraltar Room in Williams Lake. Manx has been dubbed 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.
Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are available at Audio Video Unlimited.
Manx is a prolific artist, releasing nine albums in a eight-year span with no signs of stopping.
He has received seven Maple Blues awards and his mantel shelf also holds honours from the Canadian Folk Music awards, Vancouver magazine Georgia Straight, and the South Australia Blues Society. He received CBC Radio’s Great Canadian Blues awards for 2007 and his albums have garnered five Juno nominations.
Blend 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, easy to digest and keeps audiences coming back for more.
A successful touring performer, Manx has performed across Canada and into the U.S., Australia, and Europe. He has appeared at many prestigious festivals, world-class theatres, concert halls and Blues clubs around the globe.