Brian Greenway

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Brian Greenway
Born (1951-10-01) October 1, 1951 (age 62)[1]
Hawkesbury, Ontario
Origin Canada
Genres Rock, hard rock
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, harmonica, vocals
Associated acts April Wine, Mashmakhan, The Dudes
Website www.aprilwine.ca/brian.html
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul

Brian Gilbert Greenway (born October 1, 1951 in Hawkesbury, Ontario) is a Canadian guitarist, vocalist, and harmonicist, most recognized for playing in the Canadian rock bands April Wine, Mashmakhan,[2] and the Dudes. Greenway has been performing with April Wine from 1977 to 1986 when the band split, and again from 1992 to the present day.[3][4]

After April Wine broke up in 1986, Greenway embarked on a solo career and recorded Serious Business which continued the traditional April Wine mix of heavy rockers and ballads. It is often said that Greenway is responsible for giving April Wine a "harder edged" sound.[3][5]

TV special[edit]

In 1991, Greenway became the subject of his own hour-long TV special entitled Brian Greenway and Friends.[6][7] The show featured Greenway and his ensemble of friends (keyboardist Jimmy Tanaka, guitarist Jeff Smallwood, bassist Jeff Nystrom, supporting vocalist and percussionist Nanette Workman, and former Mashmakhan/April Wine drummer Jerry Mercer) performing songs from both his 1988 solo project and April Wine catalogue. This In-Concert special was video-taped live in Laval, Quebec by CFCF-Channel 12 Montreal, and broadcast nationally by CTV-Canada on August 7, 1991, and February 15, 1992.[6][7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brian Greenway - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. 1951-10-01. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 
  2. ^ "Mashmakhan - The Canadian Encyclopedia". TheCanadianEncyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  3. ^ a b "CANOE -- JAM! Music - Pop Encyclopedia - April Wine". Jam.Canoe.ca. Retrieved 2009-12-26. 
  4. ^ "April Wine inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame, finally". TheMuse.ca. Retrieved 2010-04-18. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Celebrate The Legacy - People Passion & Print". Planet-Howard.com. Retrieved 2009-12-26. 
  6. ^ a b "April Wine - Video - the Buerster Collection". AprilWine.ws. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  7. ^ a b "Canadian Bands.com - CanConRox - Canadian Music Calendar". CanadianBands.com. Archived from the original on 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 

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