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RARE original release (before all the reprints)
Harry Manx was born on the Isle of Man but moved to Canada as a child. In the late 70s he returned to Europe where he worked festivals as a blues lap-slide guitarist and songwriter. Then it was on to Japan, where he lived and performed for 10 years.
While there, Manx came across a recording of an Indian slide-guitarist named V.M Bhatt. He contacted Bhatt and made arrangements to join him in India. For the next five years, Manx studied under Bhatt and travelled and performed with him.
Manx moved to Salt Spring Island in the spring of 2000 and in the summer recorded Dog My Cat, 14 tracks of Manx doing his one-man-band sound on the lap slide guitar, a sitar-guitar cross called a Mohan Veena, blues harp and vocals.
His songs are short stories that use the essence of blues and the depth of Indian ragas to draw you in. Manx captivates his audience wherever he performs, not only because he is an accomplished and skilled musician, but because he has a disarming stage presence and a self-deprecating sense of humour and quickly establishes a rapport with his listeners.
The Canadian Independent Music Awards honours Dog My Cat with the 2002 award for Best Blues Album of the Year!