Rik Emmett & Dave Dunlop visited Crystal Lake's RAUE Saturday night and rocked the join!!
Rik, formerly with 'Truimph', has several gold and platinum hanging on his wall after surviving three decades in the music buz. Awards from Best Guitarist at the '81 Junos to Best Smooth Jazz Guitarist in 2005, along with induction into the Canadian Rocl Hall of Fame in '93, the Music Industry Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Junos Hall of Fame in 2008 highlight an ever-evolving career.
Dave has been a pro guitarist/songwriter/singer/educator for the past 20 years and is currently touring with Rik in a award-winning group called "Strung-Out Troubadours." Dave is also an endorser of Gibson guitars, Dean guitars and Traynor amplifiers. He was also lead guitarist and writer in 'The Full Nine,' signed with Disney's Mammoth Records.
His working relationship with Rik had grown to the point that they released a duo project called 'Strung-Out Troubadours,' with Dunlop co-writing, recording, co-producing, mixing and performing, all in his Room 9 studio.
In 2008 Dunlop joined the re-formed Hall of Famers,'Truimph', supporting the original line-up of Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, and Mike Levine. The 'Troubs' have since followed up the "Hugh's Room" disc with the 2009 critically acclaimed release"Push & Pull", again produced at Room 9.
Here's a video of Rik & Dave.