Thursday, July 23, 2020

RIK EMMETT LEGENDARY FRONTMAN WITH "TRIUMPH' SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS WITH RAY SHASHO SEPT 22ND 7PM PT/10PM ET ON BBS RADIO ONE


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CANADIAN GUITARIST-SINGER-SONGWRITER-PRODUCER

with CLASSIC ROCK LEGENDS

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW


Rik Emmett gained international recognition as the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist with Triumph from 1975 to 1988. Five gold & platinum decades in the music biz provided entry into the Canadian Rock Hall of Fame, the Music Industry Hall of Fame, the Junos Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Walk of Fame with a few ‘Best Guitarist’ awards in various categories garnered along the way.
Emmett morphed from Smooth Jazz awards in ’05 and ’07 to the worldwide release of a prog rock project called Airtime in ‘07, to a Latin / Mediterranean guitar trio project called ‘Trifecta‘ in 2009 (nominated for a Best Instrumental Juno).  The full-blown rock band project, RES 9, by Rik Emmett & RESolution9, was released worldwide by the MASCOT / PROVOGUE label in 2016.  His latest 2020 creative recording project is Folk Songs for the Farewell Bonfire, (The Bonfire Sessions) comprised of
18 solo acoustic / vocal tracks, as well as 6 jazz guitar instrumentals, available exclusively as downloads at www.rikemmett.com.   Searching backwards chronologically,  the 18th and 19th albums of his independent career (released through his website, www.rikemmett.com) were “Marco’s Secret Songbook”, [2012] a concept album with 15 music tracks, a spoken word narrative & symphonic underscore:  and “Then Again”, [also 2012] an acoustic duo with Dave Dunlop, reworking the most popular Triumph repertoire with new arrangements. In 2011 “reCOVERy Room 9“was released (also an acoustic duo with Dave Dunlop),
featuring nine cover songs from a wildly eclectic range of pop music.  Rik was a popular columnist for Guitar Player magazine (his 13 years of Back to Basics resulting in his published educational series, For The Love of Guitar), and an innovative music educator of long standing with Humber College in Toronto, and is the Artistic Director Emeritus of the annual Songstudio Songwriting Workshop.

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For decades, Rik Emmett (largely considered one of the greatest rock guitarists of all-time) has been a prolific recording artist – whether it be as a member of Triumph, offering solo material, or collaborating with others.  And now, fans will be able to enjoy quite a few of his solo releases once again – which covers a wide variety of styles.  On Friday, July 10, 2020, Round Hill Records will be reissuing 11 solo Rik recordings in the digital format, including Ten Invitations (1998), Swing Shift (1998), Raw Quartet (1999), Live at Berklee (2000), Handiwork (2003), Good Faith (2003), Strung-Out Troubadours (2006), Live at Hugh’s Room (2007), Liberty Manifesto (2007), Push & Pull (2009), and Marco’s Secret Songbook (2012):

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RES9
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& RESolution 9
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Rik Emmett and his new band, RESolution9 via Mascot Label Group/Provogue. Much of the album was recorded and mixed at the famed MetalWorks Studios, where Rik re-connected to his own roots. In fact, the other two founding members of Triumph (Gil Moore and Mike Levine) reunite with Rik as special guests on "The Grand Parade", a song that conjures 1979's "Suitcase Blues". Additionally, legendary guitarist Alex Lifeson of Rush performs on two stellar tracks, with James LaBrie of Dream Theater contributing extraordinary guest vocals on two cuts.

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RIK EMMETT
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DISCOGRAPHY:
Solo albums
Absolutely (1990)
Ipso Facto (1992)
Swing Shift (1997)
Raw Quartet (1999)
Handiwork (2002)
Good Faith (2003)
Then Again: Acoustic Selections from the Triumph Catalogue (2012)
Marco's Secret Songbook (2012)
Live albums
Rik Emmett LIVE at Berklee (2000)
‘’Live at Hugh’s Room’’ (2007)
DVDs
One Night in Cinci (2005)
Live at 10 Gigs (2005)
with Triumph
Triumph (1976)
Just a Game (1979)
Allied Forces (1981)
Thunder Seven (1984)
Surveillance (1987)
with Sam Reid
The Spirit of Christmas (1999)
with Strung-Out Troubadours[edit]
Strung-Out Troubadours (2006)
Push & Pull (2009)
reCOVERy room 9 (2011)
with Airtime
with Pavlo and Oscar Lopez
Trifecta (2009)
with RESolution9 RES9 (2016)


RIK EMMETT
APPEARS
SEPTEMBER 22ND 2020
7 PM PACIFIC/10 PM EASTERN
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
on BBS RADIO ONE
www.bbsradio.com


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BOOK REVIEW
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The Rock Star Chronicles, by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show.

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan.

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.
I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.



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