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A Podcast Conversation with...Rik Emmett

The guitarist in famed rock trio Triumph is about to publish Reinvention: Poems, a largely autobiographical collection of poetry. Learn more in this fascinating FYI podcast.

A Podcast Conversation with...Rik Emmett

By Bill King

A debut collection of poetry from the lead guitarist of the multi-platinum record-selling legendary band Triumph will soon become available. Rik Emmett’s Reinvention: Poems (September 14, 2021) is a largely autobiographical collection of poetry. This project followed on the heels of Rik retiring from life as a touring musician and college educator in early 2019.


Inside all the slashes that define him — singer/songwriter/guitarist/rock star/teacher/columnist — writing has always been his strongest avocation. In his debut collection, you’ll find poems about mortality, family life, politics, Canadiana and much more. A lot of the poems are about retirement and coping with aging. There’s a lot of vulnerability in embarking on a new journey as you get older.

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Learn more in this FYI podcast.

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50 Cent Takes A Victory Lap at Toronto's Cabana Pool Bar: Canadian Concerts of the Week

Also this week: it's festival season, with Hillside, Le Festif! and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival all happening on the same weekend.

Summer is in swing, and that means festival season. While many of the biggest ones take place in August, this weekend sees a handful of folk or adjacent events with the perfect summer vibes. Find those below, after our concert of the week featuring one of the biggest rap success stories of the last two decades.

Concert of the Week

50 Cent at Cabana Pool Bar, Toronto — Saturday, July 20

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