And the Greatest Canadian Guitarist Ever Is…

…Alex Lifeson of Rush.  According to the CBC, anyway.

November is all about guitars at CBC Music.  Their list of the greatest guitarists this country has ever produced is rather interesting.  It includes Ian Blurton, Liona Boyd, Rob Baker of the Hip, Patrick Pentland of Sloan and Neil Young (naturally).

Check out the full list here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

4 thoughts on “And the Greatest Canadian Guitarist Ever Is…

  • November 9, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Chad Kroeger should've been in the Top 10.

  • November 10, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Even though he's playing bass for Slash now, I'd throw Todd Kerns in the mix. He's a guitar player in the other bands he's been in.

  • November 10, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Pat Travers
    Paul James

  • November 10, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Alex Lifeson was the guy who came to mind immediately.

    Devon Townsend is a pretty amazing player, and I have huge amounts of respect for Denis D'Amour from Voi Vod.

    One of my favorite though is a relatively unknown. I've seen Jack Sample numerous times. He is one of the few guitar players I've seen and am truly amazed by what he can do. As a guitar player myself, I can be a bit of a guitar snob. Jack is always amazing.


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