RIK EMMETT SIGNED PHOTO FROM CANADIAN GROUP "TRIUMPH" FOUNDING MEMBER, "To Mike, All the best, Rik Emmett", 8 x10, b/w, close-up portrait. Two folding creases and a small stain touching a few letters of his signature, otherwise in good condition.
Richard Gordon "Rik" Emmett (born July
10, 1953 in Toronto) is
a vocalist, guitarist, and founding member of the Canadian rock band Triumph.
Emmett left Triumph in 1988 to pursue a solo career. His first solo album, Absolutely, was released
in 1990 and became a moderate hit across North America
thanks to the hits "When a Heart Breaks" and "Saved by
Love". He is also a writer for Guitar Player magazine and teaches songwriting and music business
at Humber College in Toronto. Among his
peers, Rik Emmett is widely considered to be one of the most proficient and
versatile guitarists. Although he is best known as a premier rock
guitarist, his playing style incorporates rock, blues, jazz, classical,
bluegrass and flamenco techniques. Similarly, his songwriting and discography
demonstrate his ability to employ and blend multiple genres. In April
2005, Emmett was lauded with the Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for Guitarist of the Year. Rik and
fellow guitarist Dave Dunlop formed the
mostly acoustic duo Strung-Out
Troubadours, with two albums so far. In 2007,
Strung-Out Troubadours won "Album of the Year" and "Group/Duo of
the Year" at the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards.