Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Canadian guitar virtuoso Rik Emmett with Dave Dunlop, The Strung-Out Troubadours, Iron Horse Sat. 12/5

Rik Emmett is one of Canada's most respected musicians -- an award-winning guitarist, multi-talented singer, songwriter, and a producer with his own independent recording label. As a founding member of Triumph, his blazing guitar solos and trademark vocals helped push the Toronto-based trio into multiple gold and platinum sales worldwide in the '70's and '80's, and earned him a spot in the Canadian Rock Hall of Fame. In 2007, the self-titled album "Strung-Out Troubadours" won "Album of the Year" and "Group/Duo Of The Year" at the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, where they were the most heavily-nominated act. Both Rik and Dave were also nominated for "Best Guitarist," a category that Emmett had captured back in 2005. Dunlop appears with Rik in an acoustic duo for the Iron Horse show in support of their new album Push and Pull.

Emmett continues to impress and intrigue critics and fans alike with his versatility and the volume of quality material he produces. The styles range from Jazz to Classical, Folk to Blues, and straight-ahead Pop/Rock. The shows are intimate and include some good stories.

What can fans expect on December 5th? "It's great, because I can play some of the songs I want, whether they're blues, jazz, classical, or rock…" A tasty combination of fresh new music mixed with some of the classics he is known for, including “Magic Power,” “Lay It On The Line,” and “Suitcase Blues.”

Rik Emmett & Dave Dunlop will perform Saturday, December 5th at 7:00 PM at Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center Street, Northampton, MA. Tickets $22.50 in advance or $25 day of show. Available at Northampton Box Office, online at IHEG.com or by calling 413-586-8686.

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