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Rik Emmett - Concert/Benefit with Buffet Dinner

  • Pompton Lakes Elks Lodge

    15 Perrin Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ (map)

    41.009193 -74.275642

  • TBD
  • Please keep in mind this is a tax deductible event that includes the concert (acoustic) plus a buffet dinner, with a choice of beer, wine or soda.

    Richard Gordon (Rik) Emmett (born July 10, 1953 in Toronto, Ontario) is a vocalist, guitarist, and founding member of the Canadian rock band Triumph. Emmett left Triumph in 1988 to pursue a solo career. His first solo album, Absolutely, was released in 1990 and became a moderate hit across North America thanks to the hits "When a Heart Breaks" and "Saved by Love". He is also a writer for Guitar Player magazine and teaches songwriting and music business at Humber College in Toronto.
    Among his peers, Rik Emmett is widely considered to be one of the most proficient and versatile guitarists of all time.[1] Although he is best known as a premier rock guitarist, his playing style incorporates rock, blues, jazz, classical, bluegrass and flamenco techniques. Similarly, his songwriting and discography demonstrate his ability to employ and blend multiple genres. In April 2005, Emmett was lauded with the Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for Guitarist of the Year.

    He is also a skilled vocalist with a wide vocal range. He was the primary singer for most Triumph songs during his time with them.

    As a result of very positive audience response to their dual guitar work in Rik's live shows, Rik and fellow guitarist Dave Dunlop formed the mostly-acoustic duo Strung-Out Troubadours, with two albums so far. In 2007, Strung-Out Troubadours won "Album of the Year" and "Group/Duo of the Year" at the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, where they were the most heavily-nominated act. Both Rik & Dave were also nominated for "Best Guitarist". Emmett and Dunlop are scheduled to release another Strung-Out Troubadours release in 2009 titled Push & Pull.

    Six and a half years ago, our friend Todd Gannon passed away from a rare blood disease and esophageal cancer. Todd fought every day since he was diagnosed at the age of 12 to live his life his way. He was not supposed to live past the age of 25, he made it to 36 keeping his pride and his sense of humor till the very end. The Tomorrows Children’s Fund was with him every step of the way. Todd was a great friend to many, and is missed every day.
    For the last 4 years Todd’s friends have been keeping his memory alive by doing a fundraiser for the Tomorrows Children’s Fund called Todd’s Night Out. So far with your help, we have raised forty six thousand dollars!!!

    An intimate evening with Rik Emmett and Dave Dunlop
    APRIL 27, 2013 6pm to 11pm
    Tickets $55.00 per person. Includes buffet dinner, beer, wine and soda.
    For tickets and info call [masked] or email [masked]
    To order tickets by mail, please send a tax deductible check or money order made out to Tomorrows Children’s Fund and send it to:
    Cameron Mildner
    814 Ramapo Ave.
    Pompton Lakes, New Jersey 07442

    Will update with additional details as we get closer to the date

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