Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Kingpin2, Mar 27, 2019.
Joey Landreth is a great guitar player from Winnipeg.
Also can't forget Ian Thornley of Big Wreck!
I don't believe OP had "electric" in the title when I posted Joni.
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
Sure, but I'm not sure about top 10 material.
Honorary Member. I love Neil, but as an electric player he is quite a bit below an Ian Thornley
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.
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.
Not really a household name but Jack Semple definitely deserves a mention.
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).
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.
And for fun, we have to include some punk: Gord Lewis. Stellar chops? Maybe not, but groove and energy? Hells yeah!
Good list, wrong order.
The worthy mention of Willie P. reminds me we have to include Colin Linden (Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, etc.)...
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.
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!
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.
Feel free to rearrange it or post your own, that was kind of the point. ;-)