Manitoba Hal

Manitoba Hal

Genre: Blues, Ukulele

MANITOBA HAL is a consummate blues man, having toured Canada extensively with a ukulele. Picturing him in his 100 year old cottage in Nova Scotia, one can’t help wonder how someone can sound like he grew up in the Deep South of the States and play raw, swamp, delta, Cajun, and zydeco style blues. Hal developed the blues sound when he lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba (where he also got his name).

Hal is an accomplished guitarist and songwriter, but he is best known for his ukulele chops. Hal proves that the uke can be small but mighty as he pulls out powerful blues riffs and melodies.

Hal uses a looping technology to produce a one-man-band experience, adding subtle but important background beats to his extraordinary ukulele strumming and riffing. Many wouldn’t associate the ukulele as a blues instrument, but Hal takes out all the hula, leaving only room for deep blues to prevail. After his grandfather gave him a uke in ’95, Hal found that it transferred easily from his blues guitar style, complimenting his combination of finger picking and strumming, and gospel vocal style.

Hal writes his own blues tunes, and also covers traditional songs after giving them his own flavour. His songs also breathe with hints of Tin Pan Alley, hit parade, rock, gospel, and folk.

Hal has international ukulele endorsements and tours internationally performing and teaching at ukulele festivals worldwide as one of a handful of authentic blues performers performing with the ukulele today.

Play Dates

Rimbey, AB

Location:Rimbey, AB

With: Manitoba Hal

Playing: Blues, Ukulele

View Rimbey, AB Circuit Concerts

View
Circuit

Evansburg, AB

Location:Evansburg, AB

With: Manitoba Hal

Playing: Blues, Ukulele

View Evansburg, AB Circuit Concerts

View
Circuit

Jasper, AB

Location:Jasper, AB

With: Manitoba Hal

Playing: Blues, Ukulele

View Jasper, AB Circuit Concerts

View
Circuit

Hinton, AB

Location:Hinton, AB

With: Manitoba Hal

Playing: Blues, Ukulele

View Hinton, AB Circuit Concerts

View
Circuit

Valleyview, AB

Location:Valleyview, AB

With: Manitoba Hal

Playing: Blues, Ukulele

View Valleyview, AB Circuit Concerts

View
Circuit

Fairview, AB

Location:Fairview, AB

With: Manitoba Hal

Playing: Blues, Ukulele

View Fairview, AB Circuit Concerts

View
Circuit

Dawson Creek, AB

Location:Dawson Creek, AB

With: Manitoba Hal

Playing: Blues, Ukulele

View Dawson Creek, AB Circuit Concerts

View
Circuit

Wembley, AB

Location:Wembley, AB

With: Manitoba Hal

Playing: Blues, Ukulele

View Wembley, AB Circuit Concerts

View
Circuit

Sangudo, AB

Location:Sangudo, AB

With: Manitoba Hal

Playing: Blues, Ukulele

View Sangudo, AB Circuit Concerts

View
Circuit

Edmonton, AB

Location:Edmonton, AB

With: Manitoba Hal

Playing: Blues, Ukulele

View Edmonton, AB Circuit Concerts

View
Circuit