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The Greatest Guitarists in the World

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Vancouver “global guitarist” Colin Godbout stages a one-man guitar battle in his latest fringe offering featuring the music of six musicians — Django Reinhardt, Chet Atkins, Lenny Breau, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton — he believes are the greatest ax-men ever.

The one-hour offering is more like a house concert, but guitar nerds might be interested in hearing the personable Godbout perform everything from gypsy jazz to distorted hard rock on his Cervantes classical guitar.

Godbout is a six-string wizard himself and can coax any sound and style out of his acoustic instrument with the help of some pedals. It’s fingerpickin’ good.

— Rob Williams

From the Fringe program:

STEP RIGHT UP to three bouts of the hottest pickers on earth!

Godbout portrays Rolling Stone Magazine's prizefighters - Hendrix, Clapton and Page - going neck and neck with country gentleman Chet Atkins, his gypsy hero Django Reinhardt and his Winnipeg protégé Lenny Breau, whom he called the greatest guitarist in the world.

"Godbout blew me away. His is an immense talent. One of the best guitarists I've ever seen." - Winnipeg Review

Best of Fest - Winnipeg Fringe '09

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 min

Tickets: $8

Discount Tickets: $7 for Students, Seniors

Under 18 not admitted.

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