Mulligan Stew Feb 21st 2015-David Gogo & Harry Manx Interview

A big show today!

Music from Colin James, Marvin Gaye, Black Crowes, The Beatles, Dave Alvin

Ruben and The Jets back to back with Captain Beefheart

Blue Rode, Staples Singers, Eric Clapton

Plus new music from Zerbin and Lily Kershaw.

Special Guest is David GoGo..who’s passing thru the province ..

David Gogo

Tonight in Edmonton at Blue Chair  and Sunday in Whitecourt at Sweet Things Cafe

Dave  has earned four JUNO nominations, the 2012 Western Canadian Music Award for Blues Recording of the Year, the CBC Saturday Night Blues’ Great Canadian Blues Award for a lifetime contribution to the blues in Canada and he has twice been named Maple Blues Guitarist of the Year.

This is a solo acoustic trip..combining his older tunes and working on new ones for his next LP.

Daves always good for a giggle..

www.davidgogo.com

PS….Dave tells the story of the leather suit he’s wearing…Photo attached..

Harry Manx

We talk spirituality..living in India..playing for bruce springsteen..how the blues influences his music..

Lots of cool stuff..

H_Manx_2Harry forged his distinctive style by studying at the feet of the masters, first as a sound man in the blues clubs of Toronto during his formative years and then under a rigorous tutelage with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt in India. Bhatt is the inventor of the 20-stringed Mohan Veena, which has become Harry’s signature instrument.

Harry played slide guitar for many years before meeting Bhatt in Rajasthan,in fact he had been living in another part of India for many years already, but he started at the beginning under Bhatt’s tutelage, unlearning most of what he knew about playing a slide instrument. He learned Eastern scales and eventually ragas, deceptively complex and regimented musical patterns that form the basis of Indian composition. Learning the voicings of Indian music is a subtle art that comes with time. Harry spent most of twelve years in India learning that. It was later on that Harry decided to explore the connection between Indian ragas and blues scales which eventually led to the Indo-blues hybrid that has become his style.

Born on the Isle of Man, Manx immigrated to Ontario with his parents when he was a child. He started working with bands as a ‘roadie’ at age 15 and gradually worked his way up to becoming the regular sound man at the well-known El Mocambo (blues) club in Toronto. There he worked with a slew of blues legends. Harry admits that blues is still at the heart of much of his work. “I’ve always had one foot in the blues from those days … what I got from those artists is a groove. That’s what I’m particularly interested in is the groove, and that’s the way I play blues”. “I went to Europe when I was 20 and started making money as a busker,” recalls Manx. “I’ve worked mostly as a musician since then, though I did some theatre work for a while. I was a one-man band with a drums and a cymbals for a time too. It was really a lot of fun”

Manx’s time in India has imbued his music with an intangible spiritual quality. “the song reveals who you are, it’s the vehicle for your message, your inspirational ideas or your story,” explained Manx. “Like many people I’m interested in my own development as a person and that’s represented in my songs, I’m searching for truth through art and spirituality. My songs are a synthesis of everything I’ve absorbed, all my experiences and I share that. I’m glad that it means something to people.”

“Indian music moves a person inward,” he explains. “It’s traditionally used in religious ceremonies and during meditations because it puts you into this whole other place (now, here). But Western music has the ability to move you outward, into celebration and dance. There are some ragas that sound bluesy, and there are ways to bend strings while playing blues that sound Indian. I may be forcing the relationship between the two musical cultures, but I keep thinking they were made for each other. That leads me to more and more experimentation. The journey has been great so far.” Manx is a prolific artist, releasing 12 albums in a 12 year span with no signs of stopping. He has received seven Maple Blues Awards, six Juno nominations, the Canadian Folk Music Award in 2005 for Best Solo Artist and won CBC Radio’s “Great Canadian Blues Award” in 2007.

His most recent original release, “Om Suite Ohm” was voted by the Montreal daily La Presse as one of only 4 CDs to watch for in 2013. Guitar Player Magazine called it “his most fully realized work to date”. Blend Indian folk melodies with slide guitar blues, add a sprinkle of gospel and throw in some compelling grooves. It’s a recipe that goes down easy and leaves you hungry for more.

www.harrymanx.com

 RAW Interview here:

PLAYLIST:

Mulligan Stew with Terry David Mulligan Feb 21 st 2015 www.mulliganstew.ca
Fast Money Gary Primitch Botheration
Just a little love Colin James Hearts on Fire
Mister Lee Dave Alvin and The Guiltymen Interstate City
Too busy thinking about my baby Marvin Gaye Best of Vol 1
TDM – @tdmulligan www.canadahouse.com Coming UP Guest David GoGo
For no one The Beatles Revolver
Money Matt Morris When everything breaks open
Jealous again The Black Crowes Croweology
www.mulliganstew..ca TDM – @tdmulligan Coming UP Guest David GoGo
Cheap Thrills Ruben and The Jets (Zappa) Cheap Thrills
Gimme that Harp boy Captain Beefheart The Mirror Man
David GoGo Interview www.davidgogo.com Dave’s Not home!!
Call your name Dave GoGo Come on Down
I’m Not Drunk Allbert Collins Albert Collins Deluxe
Thank You Sly and the Family Stone Greatest Hits
Playlist at www.mulliganstew.ca Coming UP Blue Rodeo. Staple Singers.Clapton The Stew repeats Friday at Midnight
World’s on fire Zerbin Darling
Wagon Wheel Lily Kershaw Cover to Cover
Brokedown Lincoln Son of Dave Shake – a – Bone
New Morning Sun Blue Rodeo In our Nature
Next Week special Guest Dustbowl Revival Best live band in LA
Respect Yourself Staple Singers Stax 50th Anniversary
Lies Eric Clapton and Friends The Breeze
Check out our RAW Interviews www.mulliganstew.ca The Stew repeats Friday at Midnight
Jackson Browne/David Lindley Stay Love is strange
This is Mulligan Stew – in it’s 19th year with TD Mulligan Coming UP – Harry Manx – 20 Strings and the Truth
Harry manx Interview New album 20 strings and The Truth
Into the Unknown Harry Manx 20 strings and The Truth
Harry manx Interview New album 20 strings and The Truth
Waiting in Vain Harry Manx 20 strings and The Truth
Harry manx Interview
Blueswalk Harry Manx 20 strings and The Truth
Crazy Love Harry Manx 20 strings and The Truth
Harry manx Interview
Summertime Harry Manx 20 strings and The Truth
Death have no mercy harry Manx and Kevit Breit In good we Trust

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