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Let's talk about the great Canadian guitar players that are or have been on the scene. There are a lot of them, some that we might not be aware of, and some that we are aware of but are underrated or unnoticed in the music world in general.
I'll start with Brian Smith of Trooper, Colin James, Pat Travers, Kim Mitchell, Brian MacLeod (sadly RIP), Gerry Doucette, throw some names in if you please...
Of course we all know about Randy Bachman and Alex Lifeson and the more famous ones, but I just wanted to start this thread to make myself and others out there more aware of some of our great talented players that we should listen to and appreciate. Feel free to give us those names of some other Canuck axemen that we should check out!
-Mikey
 

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Brian MacLeod did some great guitar work, he was also the drummer for a few records.

My list of additions;
Kim Mitchell
Russ Broom
Ian Crichton of Saga
Pete Lesperance of Harem Scarem
Derry Grehan of Honeymoon Suite
The Haywire guy, can't think of his name
Steve Shelski of Coney Hatch
Keith Scott of Bryan Adams band
 
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I've always liked Jag Tanna and Mike Turner of I Mother Earth and Our Lady Peace respectively. Both excellent guitarists
 

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I've always liked Jag Tanna and Mike Turner of I Mother Earth and Our Lady Peace respectively. Both excellent guitarists
Mike Turner is doing a side gig with Pete Lesperance these days, I think he quit OLP.

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Let's not forget Jeff Healey and Robbie Robertson.
 

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Michel Cusson (formerly of UZEB)
Rick Santers
 

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WarrenG said:
Michel Cusson (formerly of UZEB)
Rick Santers
Rick Santers was great on those old tunes!

Rik Emmett hasn't been mentioned yet.
 

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CalgaryTerry said:
Mike Turner is doing a side gig with Pete Lesperance these days, I think he quit OLP.

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He's been out of OLP for a while now. They replaced him with a very talented guitarist, but one with more mainstream sensibilities. I love how haphazardly melodic Turner's solos were. Steve Mazur can pull it off when they play their older material, but his own playing is much different
 

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David, totally agree with you on Tony Springer...killer guitarist. I agree with all the mentions here.

I'll add:

Jack Dekeyzer
Jeff Martin
Michael Pickett
Shawn Goodwin
 

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WarrenG said:
Michel Cusson (formerly of UZEB)
Rick Santers
I LOVED Uzeb, and still follow Alain Caron when I get a chance. In my opinion, he has to be one of the greatest bassists in the world, and I guess yeah, we can include bassists in this thread, too (since I started it LOL!).
-Mikey
 
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