我知道Tony McManus是世界上首屈一指的声音吉他手之一,在他搬到Elora之前,该村庄也是凯文布雷特,另一个世界着名的吉他手。

在偶尔的区域音乐会提前采访麦克马斯州后,专辑发布和年度大师吉他厂房在他的家乡进行,我发现了脚踏实地,移植的低地苏格兰人是一个人。

I count myself as one of the lucky ones to have attended McManus’ Registry Theatre debut in 2010. Ditto for hisOne Night Only: Live at the Registryconcert in 2017. Lawrence McNaught, the Registry’s big-eared program director, reported he had been trying for a couple of years to get McManus back.

The guitar virtuoso returns March 22 for the annual ReidBetweentheLines concert with renowned German guitarist, fiddler and vocalist Julia Toaspern.

Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern

Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern

Developing a unique voice on such a popular instrument is no small feat, but that’s exactly what the fiftysomething guitarist has done as a solo artist and ensemble member, much-in-demand studio musician and teacher (his instructional videos are excellent). Perhaps it’s the result of devoting himself to the instrument at an early age and teaching himself its intricacies while nurturing a deep love of traditional music.

在他的手中,通常与小事和管道相关的复杂装饰被转移到吉他,以防止音乐的诚信和情绪实力。虽然被承认为世界上最有成就的凯尔特人乐器之一,但他的性格涵盖了根谱以及爵士乐和古典音乐。麦克马斯队的舞蹈手指没有界限,没有边界。

McManus abandoned academia in his twenties to pursue music full time. The session scene in Glasgow and Edinburgh provided the springboard for gigs around Scotland that led to a studio set for BBC Radio.

He released his first self-titled album in 1996. His sophomore offeringPourquoi Quebecin 1999 garnered acclaim. He also releasedSinging Sandswith French bassist Alain Genty andReturn to Kintailwith Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser.

这是谁Ceol More,his 2002 release, that his stature reached the highest level. Critics celebrated the focused, captivating nature of the music, from the plaintive Jewish hymnShalom Aleichemto the innovative arrangement of the Charles Mingus classicGoodbye Pork Pie Hat.Nominated as Musician of the Year by both the BBC Folk Awards and Scottish Traditional Music Awards, McManus also made the Critic’s Album of the Year list inAcoustic Guitarmagazine.

在他2009年的版本The Makers’s Markhe showcased 15 of the finest custom-built guitars available. Recording a solo piece on each instrument, the project attracted the attention of the mainstream rock guitar press in a way acoustic work rarely does. (He brought some of these master instruments to the Registry in 2017.)

The following year, a chance hearing on Irish radio led to an invitation to contribute music to the soundtrack of Oscar-winning director Neil Jordan’s filmondine., starring Colin Farrell.

McManus’ latest albumMysterious Boundaries是他最雄心勃勃的。来自美国曼陀林Virtuoso Mike Marshall的俏皮挑战,以学习巴赫E Major Preludeon guitar initiated an exploration of classical and baroque music — including a remarkable rendition of Bach’s colossalChaconne in D Minor. Talk about expanding boundaries or pushing the envelop!

By transcending genres and styles with his steel-string guitar (rather than conventional nylon-string classical guitar), McManus has produced a work of originality and beauty, hailed by his peers as ‘a masterpiece’ (John Renbourn) and ‘beyond beautiful… it’s PERFECT!’ (Tommy Emmanuel).

McManus maintains a hectic international touring schedule. He’s invited annually to theChet Atkins Festival在纳什维尔并出现在法国,意大利,德国,澳大利亚以及苏格兰,爱尔兰,英国,加拿大和美国的音乐和吉他节。2004年,他出现在纳什维尔着名的ryman礼堂All Star Guitar Nightheadlined by legendary Les Paul and featuring Steve Morse, Bryan Sutton, Muriel Anderson, Béla Fleck and Victor Wooten.

In addition to his solo concerts, McManus appears in trio format with brothers Gary and Greg Grainger and in quartet format with Men of Steel (accompanied by fellow guitarists Dan Crary, Beppe Gambetta and Don Ross). He’s collaborated with diverse artists and groups including Dougie McLean, Phil Cunningham, Mairi MacInnes, Liam O’Flynn, Martin Simpson, Kevin Burke, Alison Brown, Martyn Bennett, Natalie MacMaster, Patrick and Jacky Molard, Mairead ní Mhoanaigh and Dermot Byrne, Nashville Chamber Orchestra, John Jorgenson, Jean Michel Veillon, Catriona Macdonald, Seikou Keita, Xosé Manuel Budiño, Ewen Vernal and Andy Irvine, among others.

As a studio musician McManus has contributed to more than 60 albums, featuring both singers and instrumentalists. Although known primarily as a guitarist, he’s a warm, low-key vocalist which complements his cosy stage presence.

Tony performsLament for the Viscount of Dundeeat Toronto’s venerable roots venue Hugh’s Room

Tony McManus with Julia Toaspern
annual ReidBetweentheLines concert
at the Registry Theatre
22 March
晚上8点
Information & tickets atwww.registrytheatre.com