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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
OriginCanada
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
Websiteaprilwine.ca/brian.html

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]

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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]

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ReferencesEdit

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

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