Hi, all! 2020 was obviously a tough year for everybody. I haven’t done a gig since early March 2020, but I’ve been lucky enough to play some cool guitar stuff on a few different projects. The even better news is that I’ve been writing and recording with my long-time friend and music collaborator Dan McLean Jr. We have lots of great stuff that everyone will hear soon. I look forward to getting back to playing gigs and seeing all my fans & friends soon!
My first solo album “Monarch Girl” is now available as CD & download. It’s split into two parts. The first half is a mix of pop & rock with explosive grooves & sweet vocals. The second half highlights diverse acoustic playing and composing. Special guests include Randy Cooke (Ringo Starr, Smashmouth), Paul DeLong (Kim Mitchell, Rik Emmett), Don Breithaupt (Monkey House), Rik Emmett, Steve Skingley, David Blamires (Pat Metheny) , Kathryn Rose and Rique Franks.
It’s available NOW at Maple Music & iTunes, as well as at shows and at pretty well every other pay-to-download store.
By the way, on “Monarch Girl”s first day of pre-sale, it reached #1 at Maple Music!
“Rik Emmett & Resolution 9” (Res9) will be out on Nov 11 on Mascot Records. I played on it, co-produced, co-engineered and co-mixed, working with Alex Lifeson of Rush , James LaBrie of Dream Theater, and Triumph members Gil Moore and Mike Levine. You can pre-order on CD & vinyl.
Check the calendar for upcoming shows in Canada & USA