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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]

Brian Greenway
Born (1951-10-01) October 1, 1951 (age 67)[1]
Hawkesbury, Ontario
GenresRock, hard rock, Blues
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, harmonica, vocals
Associated actsApril Wine, Mashmakhan, All the Young Dudes, Brian Greenway's Attic Dust Solo Show, The Blues Bus

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]

In 2016 Brian formed Brian Greenway's Blues Bus with former April Wine bandmate Gary Moffet (guitar/vocals), along with Craig Miller (harp/vocals), Mark Higden (drums), and Lloyd Dallaire (bass).[6]


TV specialEdit

In 1991, Greenway became the subject of his own hour-long TV special entitled Brian Greenway and Friends.[7][8] 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.[7][8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Brian Greenway – Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. October 1, 1951. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
  2. ^ "Mashmakhan – The Canadian Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2010-03-21.
  3. ^ a b "Pop Encyclopedia – April Wine". Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "April Wine inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame, finally". Retrieved April 18, 2010.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Celebrate The Legacy – People Passion & Print". Retrieved December 26, 2009.
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  7. ^ a b "April Wine – Video – the Buerster Collection". Archived from the original on September 4, 2011. Retrieved 2010-03-08.
  8. ^ a b "Canadian – CanConRox – Canadian Music Calendar". Archived from the original on January 13, 2010. Retrieved March 8, 2010.

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