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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 8:46 am
 


No not Randy. This is a spin off of the greatest guitarist thread which I believe to be Hendrix BTW.

Do any of you remember Frank Marino of Mahogany Rush? I listened to him a bit when I was younger but recently, I picked up "Real Live" and it is a lot better than his previous stuff. In fact, it is awesome! Frank is awesome! It was recorded at Club Soda in Montreal on Sept 8, 2001. You can listen and download, (I think, I prefer to pay for the CD), at his site:

www.mahoganyrush.com

Check it out!
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 12:49 pm
 


Frank Marino is indeed a great talent but the greatest Canadian guitarist is without a doubt Jeff Healey.


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 1:21 pm
 


My first pick would be Alex Lifeson
though these few have an honorable mention in my books.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 3:14 pm
 


Oh yeah, Jeff is great too, should have said 'my fave', very B&W of me. Just me hooked on Frank and spreading the word on this largely unrecognized artist.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 4:03 pm
 


Alex Lifeson without any doubt.


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 9:57 am
 


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Canada's Greatest Guitarist!

Do you have any?

I thought you were a nation of Eskimos who live in igloos.


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 10:16 am
 


I like Colin James, although all other mentioned are pretty damn good to.


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 11:06 am
 


Neil Young
Joni Mitchell


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 11:28 am
 


What's great about Neil Young's guitar playing?


I do agree with Joni Mitchell, though, because her guitar style is so different. Her tuning/playing style is very unique, and it's quite difficult for even the best transcribers to figure out how she'd play her songs.


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 11:58 am
 


Blue_Nose wrote:
What's great about Neil Young's guitar playing?


Wow, that's an odd question. Youngs guitar is about as distinctive as they come in rock music. He's listed among the greatest guitar players by nearly every major music publication and inducted into nearly every greatest guitar player list I ever read. His hammering acoustic guitar is very distinctive, especially with the myriad of other influences he used to evoke a varied mix of sounds from the guitar that most never even heard of. Not sure what standard you're using to judge him, but I think he's brilliant.


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 10:32 am
 


My son! An amazing fusion of Pink Floydesque sounds with a bit of Jimi and Zeppelin thrown in for good measure!


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 11:27 am
 


I don't think you can cite one picker as "Canada's Greatest Guitarist" without acknowledging the variety of genres which Canadian guitarists excel at. Sure you can pick the easy blues/rock favourites (Lifeson, Emmet, Healey, etc.,...), but you'd have to ignore other styles such as Classical (Boyd), Jazz (Bickert), Flamenco (Michaels) and even some fine >gasp< Country/ Bluegrass players.

Perhaps as the best all-round Canadian guitarist I'd be biased towards Emmet. His rock stuff is, of course, well-known but since Triumph split he's done some Jazz recordings which have been very well received, and I've seen him display some particular talent on a cat-gutted Classical guitar also. But even at that, there are still styles he doesn't play and I'm convinced that not only could you not tag one Canadian guitarist as "Greatest", but even attempting it would be a discredit to one and all that excel at one or more styles.


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 11:46 am
 


Uh oh... How'd Liona get overlooked? Good call, Gunplumber:
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 1:07 pm
 


GreatBriton wrote:
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Canada's Greatest Guitarist!

Do you have any?

I thought you were a nation of Eskimos who live in igloos.

we are but we are also a nation of people who have good teeth :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 5:38 pm
 


HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Brilliant. Bloody brilliant :)


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