Friday, May 28, 2010

One Cool Cat

Harry Manx is a unique blend of Indian and Canadian folksy-blues. (I know, that sounds like a pretty odd description). East meets West seems to be somewhat cliché but it’s really to only way to describe his music. His gravelly, soulful voice is emotive and is in a class by itself. You can pick it out the second you hear it. And he accompanies himself on a multitude of stringed instruments—from guitar and lap steel to the Indian Mohan Veena. Harry’s musical journey has taken him around the world. He was born on the Isle of Mann and has lived in Japan, India and Brazil and now calls Canada home. But through it all, he’s managed to record some truly amazing music. A lot of his stuff is available and free to download from the CBC website. I encourage you to check it out. If you need help tracking it down, feel free to email me and I’ll send you some links.


  1. Actually Harry was born on the Isle of Man, not Wales. Great mention though!

  2. You're right. Except it's Isle of Mann.