Harry Manx has spent years fusing eastern musical traditions with the blues, switching effortlessly between conventional guitars, harmonica, and banjo and the decidedly different Mohan veena, a 20-stringed instrument invented by Manx’ Indian mentor Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. Manx is often referred to as the “Mysticssippi” Blues Man, because of his expertise in melding both East and West music together and therefore, “creating musical short stories that wed the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas”.
Faith lift is Harry Manx’s latest release. On this recording Harry plays a variety of guitars while accompanied by the Sydney Opera Strings. The songs are all drawn from previous releases with the exception of Al Greens’ ‘Love and Happiness’. The new arrangements of these songs have taken on a whole new life of their own with the addition of the strings. For this very special show, the Emily Carr String Quartet will be joining Harry onstage.
Pre-show dinner not included in ticket price. Dinner sales begin at 5:30 pm.