After five decades in the biz, the adjectives ‘prolific’ and ‘eclectic’ recur often in Rik Emmett profiles. Following over a dozen platinum albums from his Triumph years, he’s produced 19 more as a non-platinum indie, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to folk to classical – with a full-blown rock record released worldwide in 2016, RES 9, for the MASCOT / PROVOGUE label.
International notoriety earned him entry into three Canadian Halls of Fame, and a star on the Walk of Fame in his old hometown. He’s also picked up a few ‘Best Guitarist’ awards from different organizations, in various style categories, along the way.
Author of a GUITAR PLAYER magazine column for over a dozen years, the resulting compilation instruction book, “For The Love of Guitar”, landed at #4 in Shawn Persinger’s review of “The 50 Greatest Guitar Books”.
As a music educator, Mr. E. is currently on hiatus from his long-standing inclusion on the heavily-respected Humber College faculty, where he’s taught Songwriting, Music Business and Directed Studies. He’s also the Artistic Director Emeritus of the Songstudio Songwriting Workshop, which he launched with his pal Blair Packham 14 summers ago.