Rik Emmett is one of those guys that came along at an odd point in my path of musical discovery. I knew more about his solo work (because that’s where I encountered his music initially) and less about his glory days as the singer/guitarist for Canadian arena rockers Triumph in the ’70s and ’80s.
This year’s release of Triumph: Greatest Hits Remixed did a lot to further flesh out the music of Triumph for me beyond the hits and one of these days, I’ll dig into their catalog releases that I inherited on vinyl a year or so ago. For now, with Emmett back on the road for a fresh set of dates with songwriting partner Dave Dunlop (as part of a duo originally known as the Strung-Out Troubadours and now, simply shortened to a new nickname of “The Troubs”), I figured I’d take the opportunity to lock in an interview with Emmett and chat about a few things. Talking with Emmett really made me excited about the upcoming Cleveland date at The Winchester on Friday, September 25th (there are two shows at 7pm and 10pm) and I think we covered some really interesting ground.
Continue reading the full interview, or download the PDF below.
One of two shows taking place at The Winchester Tavern & Music Hall. First show at 7:00pm, followed by a 10:00pm show.
Rik Emmett & Dave Dunlop (a.k.a. “The Troubs”) will be hitting the road this fall for a small club tour. These will be intimate, up-close-and-personal shows with a little bit of everything – the old, the new, and of course Rik & Dave’s humour – making each performance unique & memorable. These shows are not to be missed…