Date:   2/22/2014

Mysticssippi Bluesman, Harry Manx, returns to Thrasher

Harry Manx, a Canadian singer/songwriter/guitarist is often referred to as the "Mysticssippi Bluesman" 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”.  He makes a highly anticipated return to the historic Thrasher Opera House in downtown Green Lake on Saturday, February 22 for a 7:30 p.m. performance.  

Manx is an accomplished and adventurous lap-slide guitarist - whether playing a National resonator, a solid body lap-steel, a modified banjo or cigar-box guitar, or his signature 20-string Mohan Veena - and a compelling singer with a rich, warm, and soulful voice who writes intelligent and compassionate songs and puts them over with heartfelt conviction.  He is also a commanding 'live' performer - which is why the late iconic folk legend, Richie Havens, had him open as many of his shows as possible.

Harry is a prolific artist, releasing seven albums since his first outing, Dog My Cat, in 2001. His latest CD captures a live performance at CBC's Glenn Gould studio in Toronto with an amazing assortment of world musicians. He is the winner of seven Maple Blues Awards, six Juno nominations, a Canadian Folk Award, and the Great Canadian Blues Award.

Tickets are only $25 and available at the Thrasher office, Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake Bank (Green Lake); Pick N’ Save, Ripon Drug (Ripon); Twister (Princeton) or by calling (920) 294-4279. Online tickets available at www.thrasheroperahouse.com.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Special accommodations provided by the Heidel House.

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