Oh Canada! Top 10 Canadian Electric Guitar Players

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  1. DCFanatic

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    Joey Landreth is a great guitar player from Winnipeg.



    Also can't forget Ian Thornley of Big Wreck!

     
  2. BadHat

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    I don't believe OP had "electric" in the title when I posted Joni.
     
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  3. HesNot

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    I’ll second the Bruce Cockburn add - inventive - great acoustic and electric player with a truly unique style. Closest I can think of is Richard Thompson
     
  4. Hefalump

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    Thirded.
     
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  5. Bluesful

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    Sure, but I'm not sure about top 10 material.
     
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    Honorary Member. I love Neil, but as an electric player he is quite a bit below an Ian Thornley
     
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  8. Sparkman52

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    fun lists...although Lenny was born in Maine if you want to get technical.

    I would add the guy who played with Kathleen Edwards back in the day. Played an SG and sounded a bit like Mike Campbell. Super tasty roots rock player...sorry don't know his name.
     
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    I am not a fan of Randy Bachman's playing, though he seems like a really cool guy and has penned some well worn rock classics. Props!

    I once saw BTO open for Van Halen, I believe it was the 5150 tous ....and Randy did a solo, he played the slowest, most basic sweep arpeggios and then pulled out a drum stick and bounced it off the strings while he held chords down....it was just embarrassing. Not everyone is a shred machine, and that is fine, don't try to play in that arena unless you have the chops. I guess he was competing with the fireworks of the day.

    On the other hand, he had a young guy playing drums that night who was FANTASTIC, and the band (BTO) sounded great.
     
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  10. monty

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    good call!
     
  11. BigEv

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    Not really a household name but Jack Semple definitely deserves a mention.
     
  12. Hefalump

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    But, I beg to ask: who has the ICONIC songs and riffs known by MIllions and millions? Neil.....by a country mile (and I am a huge Ian fan).
     
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    Seconded!

    Dom was the first name I thought of when I read the thread title. My first exposure to Dom's work wasn't Mandala, but the original Bush from 1970.



    RIP Dom!

    And for fun, we have to include some punk: Gord Lewis. Stellar chops? Maybe not, but groove and energy? Hells yeah! :dude



     
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    Good list, wrong order.
     
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    The worthy mention of Willie P. reminds me we have to include Colin Linden (Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, etc.)...

     
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    My favorite, by far, is Gordie Johnson of Big Sugar and Grady. He would be in my top 10 in the world, not just Canada.



     
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    Canada walknof fame? I've never heard of that, pretty short street, hah? Did they give Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis toques instead of stars? All joking aside I love Canada though BC / Van Isl is all I've visited

    Edit: take off Canada SCTV and some individuals from it got stars but not Dave and Rick? Brandon Fraisier got one though, c'mon!
     
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    Yes, I did make the OP with the word "Electric" , but I wasn't going to argue the point. I've seen Joni photographed playing a Parker Fly numerous times.
     
  20. Kingpin2

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    Feel free to rearrange it or post your own, that was kind of the point. ;-)
     

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