Masterclass with Rik Emmett of Triumph
Los Angeles, CA, USA
After five decades in the biz, Rik Emmett has earned the adjectives ‘prolific’ and ‘eclectic’. Following over a dozen platinum albums from his Triumph years, he’s produced 20 more as a non-platinum indie, ranging from rock and blues to jazz, folk & classical. His last full-blown rock record RES 9 was released worldwide in 2016 on the MASCOT / PROVOGUE label. His latest, entitled “Folk Songs for the Farewell Bonfire“, referred to as The Bonfire Sessions, includes 18 solo acoustic / vocal tracks, as well as 6 jazz guitar instrumentals, available exclusively as downloads off of www.rikemmett.com.
International notoriety earned him entry into three Canadian Halls of Fame, and a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame. 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, Mr. E. was also a music educator for a few decades on the heavily-respected Humber College faculty, where he 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 15 summers ago.