Bob Lanois

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Bob Lanois
Birth nameRobert Lanois
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
DiedApril 19, 2021
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
GenresAmbient Music
Folk music
Occupation(s)Musician / Producer
LabelsCordova Bay
Associated actsDaniel Lanois
Tom Wilson
site for collaboration with Tom Wilson

Robert Lanois (1947/48 – April 19, 2021) was a Canadian sound engineer,[1] record producer, and harmonica player.[2] He released his first album (in which he played harmonica) in 2006, Snake Road,[3] with his brother Daniel Lanois. He also recorded an album with guitarist Tom Wilson, entitled The Shack Recordings Volume One.[4]

Among other credits, he co-produced Simply Saucer's demo tape with Daniel. He was also given a credit in the "Thanks to" section of U2's The Joshua Tree album credits.

Bob Lanois travelled to Sweden in 2007, performing shows together with eclectic Swedish band Big Is Less after having met the band's guitarist Tommy Sahlin via MySpace. In 2008, Lanois, as producer, teamed up with Mass Conception (a Canadian indie band) which resulted in the release of a six-song EP entitled No Pun Intended.

He died on April 19, 2021.[5]


Sound engineer[edit]

As musician[edit]

  • 1971 Jacqueline & Lindsay
  • 2006 Snake Road (Cordova Bay)

As photographer[edit]

  • 2015 Oxide (Ion Bon)[8]


  1. ^ Discogs. "Bob Lanois Profile". Retrieved January 19, 2011.
  2. ^ Steve Leggett. "Bob Lanois Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved January 19, 2011.
  3. ^ Library and Archives Canada. "AMICUS No. 33005139". Retrieved January 19, 2011.
  4. ^ Library and Archives Canada. "AMICUS No. 31748264". Retrieved January 19, 2011.
  5. ^ Jeff Mahoney, "Hamilton’s Bob Lanois dead at 73". Hamilton Spectator, April 20, 2021.
  6. ^ "Denis LePage & Station Road - Denis LePage & Station Road". Retrieved January 19, 2011.
  7. ^ "Raffi (2) - Adult Entertainment". Retrieved January 19, 2011.
  8. ^ "Thanks Bob Lanois". Retrieved April 20, 2021.

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