Harry Manx - Bio

 
  Harry Manx was born on the Isle of Man, immigrated to Canada as a child, returned to Europe in the late seventies to spend many years working festivals as a blues lap-slide guitarist/songwriter. He then moved moved to Japan where he lived and performed for ten years.

In 1990, while Harry was in Japan, he came across a recording of the Indian slide guitarist VM Bhatt. It wasn't long before he contacted Bhatt and made arrangements to join him in India. Manx became a student of Bhatt's and remained with him for five years. They traveled together in India and performed before large audiences.

In spring of 2000, Harry moved back to Canada and set up residence in Saltspring Island, British Columbia. During the summer he recorded his first Canadian CD at the Barn Studios. This debut recording features fourteen tracks of Harry doing his one-man-band sound on the lap slide guitar, the Mohan Veena, the blues harp and vocals.

Harry's music has been called an "essential link" between the music of East and the West.

His songs are short stories that use the essence of the blues and the depth of Indian ragas to draw you in.
  • Harry's music has been called an "essential link" between the music of East and the West.