Mantras for Madmen
Harry Manx built a career putting a unique spin on the blues, serving up his distinctive and hypnotic brew of Eastern and Western sounds to audiences worldwide. Combining the sensuality of traditional blues with transcendent Eastern sounds has become his trademark.
It’s in a live setting that this bridge between “heavenly” India and “earthy” American blues is most effectively built. As Harry says, “My goal has always been to draw the audience as deep as possible into the music.”
In March of 2007, CBC Producer Todd Fraracci put together a bewitching blend of musicians for a special concert event entitled “Heaven and Earth – Harry Manx and Friends” at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto to further explore this delicate balance. The accompanying musicians perfectly complement his style, highlighting his Indian influences and allowing the music to successfully venture all over the world map. Previously recorded material is presented with added dimensions, producing new revelations that occur with each listen.
Never before has this configuration of musicians been captured live; “Live at the Glenn Gould” represents the best of their one-of-a-kind collaboration. This is Harry as he is best digested, serving the musical palate of his devoted audience.
Produced by Jordy Sharp Engineered by Wynn Gogol Harry: Vocals, 6-string guitar, lap slide guitars, Mohan Veena and tamboura Emily Braden: Vocals Niel Golden: Tablas / percussion Steve Marriner: Harmonica John Reischman: Mandolin Billy Mendoza: Bass
Top 10 Blues CDs of 2005 – Chicago Sun Times
Juno Nominated 2005