Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival with Capital Venues and Events presents Harry Manx in Concert.
Harry Manx has been one of the most successful international touring musicians ever to grace stages in Australia. Returning in September and October for over 30 concert dates, this deeply original multi-instrumentalist has entertained audiences in more than 10 extensive tours since 2001.
The explanation is simple. Harry’s 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 13 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, @ the International Guitar Festival, New York City
In February 2013, Harry’s 20-stringed Mohan Veena, was stolen from an airport carousel in Chicago. By the next day over 3 million people and the AP news service had spread the word and put Harry and his little-known instrument on the world map! Global relief ensued when police found the culprit and Harry was reunited with his Mohan Veena.
February 2014, saw the release of Harry’s 12th studio recording – ‘Ohm Suite Ohm’. It features Harry’s ‘Bollywood electric slide guitar’, instrumentals, original songs, a cover of John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’, plus guest vocalists and international collaborators.
And in 2015 prolific Harry released his newest album – the acclaimed “20 Strings and the Truth”, a mostly instrumental album that pays homage to his beloved Mohan Veena.
Harry will be accompanied by Sydney-based pianist Clayton Doley for many of the dates.