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  We have a winner!


Toronto, February 28, 2002

NorthernBlues Music is proud to announce that
Dog My Cat by Harry Manx won the Canadian Indie Award for Blues Album of the Year! From the start, Dog My Cat caught on immediately and earned rave reviews from local press to national media outlets like SonicNet, which wryly noted, "Finally, the promise of Ganges Delta blues is fulfilled." While touring through Canada and Australia, Manx was featured on national radio including the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and Australian Broadcast Corporation, respectively. Dog My Cat was also nominated for Blues Album of the Year by the Toronto Blues Society.

Manx's new release,
Wise And Otherwise, due April 2, 2002, was once again produced by Jordy Sharp. Manx used few overdubs and recorded a dozen tracks, slipping in a few choice covers. The traditional "Death Have Mercy" is given untraditional treatment by way of the Mohan Veena and the fourth track segues brilliantly from Manx's own "The Gist of Madhuvanti" into BB King's "The Thrill is Gone", using his slide to bridge what Manx views as an imaginary gap from East to West. Manx also covers songs by Van Morrison and Jimi Hendrix, but it is his originals that make the deepest connections with the listener. "Don't Forget to Miss Me," inspired by the way his wife signs her letters to him when he's traveling, will likely be a standard for future generations of singers to cover. "Coat of Mail" is a heartbreaking song about an old friend who has slipped through the cracks of society.

For further information, please contact
Anya Wilson Promotion & Publicity
ph: 416-977-7704
f: 416-977-7719