May 24, 2008
Mann blends a wide pallet of influences with remarkable ease and grace, with jazz traditions as his wellspring. He has since become one of the world’s most renowned guitar masters. In both his guitar playing and songwriting, Mann blends the unique genres of blues, jazz, and world music, updating past music traditions with his contemporary improvisational style.
“A brilliant convergence of guitar and song… completely original.” –Village Voice, New York
“This is one of those names that should be uttered only in hushed tones. Not only was he taught by the peerless guitar picker the Rev Gary Davis, but Mann has played with Son House, Bukka White and John Fahey… In between giving lessons to Paul Simon and accompanying Dori Previn, he has also managed to cut some dazzling music… Don’t miss a chance to see him; you are unlikely to hear anything – or anyone – better in the fields that Mann has chosen to master.” –The London Times
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