Sw Krishna Prasad

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(Harry Manx)


Prasad was born on the Isle of Man, immigrated to Canada as a child, returned to Europe in the late seventies to spend many years working festivals as a blues lap-slide guitarist/songwriter. He then moved moved to Japan where he lived and performed for ten years.

In 1990, while Prasad was in Japan, he came across a recording of the Indian slide guitarist Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. It wasn't long before he contacted Bhatt and made arrangements to join him in India. Prasad became a student of Bhatt's and remained with him for five years. They traveled together in India and performed before large audiences.

In spring of 2000, Prasad moved back to Canada and set up residence in Saltspring Island, British Columbia. During the summer he recorded his first Canadian CD at the Barn Studios. This debut recording features fourteen tracks of Prasad doing his one-man-band sound on the lap slide guitar, the Mohan Veena, the blues harp and vocals.

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.

Contact Details

Saltspring Island, BC
Harry Manx
Dog my Cat Records
2001 : Dog My Cat
2002 : Wise and Otherwise
2003 : Jubilee
2003 : Road Ragas
2003 : Johnny's Blues: A Tribute To Johnny Cash
2003 : Beautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot
2004 : West Eats Meet
2005 : Mantras for Madmen
2006 : Saturday Night Blues: 20 Years
2007 : In Good We Trust
2008 : Live at the Glenn Gould Studio
2009 : Bread and Buddha
2010 : Isle of Manx - the Desert Island Collection
2011 : Strictly Whatever
2013 : Om Suite Ohm
Harry Manx YouTube channel
see also
Harry Manx on facebook
the pre 2012 facebook page
Harry Manx in the Wikipedia
RE:Reporting From New York City on Sw. Christ and others.