Bluesman Harry Manx is headed to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre for a concert before a live audience on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. (Photo courtesy harrymanx.com)

Bluesman Harry Manx is headed to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre for a concert before a live audience on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. (Photo courtesy harrymanx.com)

Blues giant Harry Manx to perform for live audience at Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

He’s earned seven Maple Blues Awards, six Juno nominations

Are you chomping at the bit to see some live music again?

The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre is too, and so they’ve lined up “Mysticssippi bluesman” Harry Manx for a show to open their new season on the theatre stage Saturday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

“Harry’s enthusiastic local fans know his inimitable fusion of eastern musical traditions with the blues is a unique entertaining experience,” says a press release for the event. “Switching effortlessly between conventional guitars, harmonica, banjo and the Mohan veena, a 20-stringed instrument, Harry puts on a display of expert versatility while creating musical short stories that wed the blues with the depth of Indian ragas.

“Harry’s repertoire of 11 albums all feature signature titles, including Om Suite Ohm, Dog My Cat, West Eats Meet and his latest Faith Lift,” the release says.

He’s also earned seven Maple Blues Awards, six Juno nominations, the Canadian Folk Award in 2005 for Best Solo Artist and won CBC Radio’s “Great Canadian Blues Award” in 2007.

Don’t wait to get those tickets. Seating is limited to 365 people to comply with COVID-19 public health orders. Proof of vaccination will be required and masks are also required to be worn by anyone aged 12 and up.

Get tickets at cowichanpac.ca or call 250-746-2722.

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