Ian and Sylvia Tyson
Celine Dion ( yeah, I know...)
Lots of others I'm not sure attained recognition outside of Canada , so I didn't include them
Wouldn't Rush be one of those "noodly doodly" bands you're always talking about?So, news today about a new documentary about Triumph -- the Canadian rock band whose songs I love to sing at karaoke when there's helium available -- got me thinking about where the Mississauga power trio would rank among Canada's Best Rock Bands and Musicians.
Thankfully, Ranker.com provides the answer in the form of a crowd-sourced Top 100 based on the votes of visitors to the site. (I provided the Top 20 ... once you get past about 25, it's all Chilliwacks, Glass Tigers and Men Without Hats.)
Top Canadian Rock Bands (and musicians) based on more than 26,600 votes. The included bands receive a * if Vistalite Black has seen them perform and ** if VB has never actually heard them. I've applied a complex algorithm to account for the lower value of the Canadian dollar (currently 81 cents).
19. Barenaked Ladies
18. Big Wreck**
17. Our Lady Peace
16. Blue Rodeo**
15. Joni Mitchell
14. Alanis Morrisette*
13. The Jeff Healey Band
11. Gordon Lightfoot
10. April Wine
9. Bryan Adams
8. The Tea Party*
7. The Band
6. Bachman-Turner Overdrive
4. Neil Young*
3. The Guess Who
2. The Tragically Hip**
The 100+ Best Canadian Rock Bands & Artists, Ranked (ranker.com)
Of course, there are omissions to this list ... possibly the worst of which is(Edit) Monster Truck is in at #81, If you ever get a chance to see the Truck, go!
Monster Truck - Don't Tell Me How To Live (Official Video) - YouTube
a few more , benny that i liked as a young guy ...Thread title is " and musicians " . That's how I understood it .
Here's some( maybe) lesser known I can remember from when I was into that scene .
Foot in Cold Water
King Biscuit Boy
Martha and the Muffins
Mashmakan ( Jerry Mercer)
Crash Test Dummies
I agree. Maybe throw in some Alanis, Paul Anka, April WineTop 20 Canadian rock Bands and Musicians?
11. someone else
12. someone else noone heard of
13. who cares.
14. from here on it's pointless.
(no offense meant to our good neighbors to the North)