Musicians Famous Guitarists from Ontario

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Ontario, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Ontario are legends in the music world, each with their own innovative styles of play. If you play guitar, whether acoustic or electric, then these famous Ontario guitar players should be people you look up to. These are some of the best guitarists that have ever picked up the instrument, and whether they play rock, blues, metal or folk, these men and women are considered legends.

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Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 73 Neil Young is a singer-songwriter, Musician,film score composer, film producer, film director, actor and screenwriter.

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Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 65 Geddy Lee Weinrib, OC, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. Lee ...more

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Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 34 Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian-French singer and songwriter. She was born in Belleville, Ontario, and spent most of her youth in the town of Napanee. By the age of 15, she had appeared on ...more

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Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 84 Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ is a Canadian singer–songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. His work has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen has ...more

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Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 59 Bryan Guy Adams, OC OBC is a Canadian singer, musician, producer, actor, social activist, and photographer. Adams has been one of the most successful figures of the world of rock music during ...more

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Robbie Robertson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 75 Robbie Robertson, OC is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for his work as lead guitarist and primary songwriter within The Band. As a songwriter, Robertson is credited for ...more

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Bruce Cockburn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 73 Bruce Douglas Cockburn OC is a Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter whose career spans over 40 years. His song styles range from folk to jazz-influenced rock and his lyrics cover a broad ...more

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Jeff Healey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
Died at 42 (1966-2008) Norman Jeffrey "Jeff" Healey was a blind Canadian jazz and blues-rock vocalist and guitarist who attained musical and personal popularity, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Kathleen Edwards is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 40 Kathleen Edwards is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. Her 2003 debut album, Failer, contained the singles "Six O'Clock News" and "Hockey Skates". Her next two albums ...more

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Sue Foley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 50 Sue Foley is a Canadian blues singer and guitarist.

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Don Ross is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 58 Donald James Ross, or Don Ross, is a Canadian fingerstyle guitarist. He is the only person to twice win the US National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. His album Huron Street reached the top ...more

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Frank Marino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 64 Francesco Antonio "Frank" Marino is an Italian Canadian guitarist, leader of Canadian hard rock band Mahogany Rush. Often compared to Jimi Hendrix, he is acknowledged as one of the ...more

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Pat Travers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 64 Patrick Henry "Pat" Travers is a Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and singer who began his recording career with Polydor Records in the mid-1970s. Pat Thrall, Nicko McBrain, Mick ...more

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Ed Robertson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 48 Lloyd Edward Elwyn "Ed" Robertson is a Canadian musician, best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the band Barenaked Ladies. He, along with former member Steven ...more

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Erik Mongrain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 38 Erik Mongrain is a Canadian composer and guitarist. He uses a unique acoustic style with a wide array of different techniques, approaches and textures reminiscent of Michael Hedges.

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Steven Page is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 48 Steven Jay Page is a Canadian musician. Along with Ed Robertson, he was a founding member, lead singer, guitarist, and a primary songwriter of the music group Barenaked Ladies. He left the band ...more

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Raine Maida is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 48 Raine Maida CM, is a Canadian musician best known as being the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of the alternative rock band Our Lady Peace. He has come to be known for his unique ...more

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Danny Marino is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 34

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Jeff Stinco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 40 Jean-François "Jeff" Stinco is a French-Canadian musician, who is best known as the lead guitarist for pop punk band Simple Plan.

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Jim Cuddy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 63 James Gordon "Jim" Cuddy is a Canadian singer-songwriter primarily associated with the band Blue Rodeo.

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Deryck Whibley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 38 Deryck Jason Whibley is a Canadian musician and producer, best known for his work as the guitarist, lead vocalist, songwriter and producer of the Juno Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated ...more

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Sarah Harmer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 48 Sarah Harmer is a Canadian singer-songwriter and activist.

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Justin Rutledge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 39 Justin Rutledge is a Toronto-based alt-country singer-songwriter signed to Outside Music. Rutledge's musical style is often compared to that of American alt-country singer Ryan Adams. His ...more

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Amy Millan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 45 Amy Millan is a Canadian indie rock singer and guitarist. She records and performs with the bands Stars and Broken Social Scene as well as having a successful solo career. Her second solo album, ...more

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Jerry Doucette is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 66 Jerry Victor Doucette is a Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter.

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Pierre Bouvier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 39 Pierre Charles Bouvier is a Canadian musician and composer who is best known as the lead singer and occasional guitarist of the pop punk band Simple Plan.

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Michelle Wright is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 57 Michelle Wright is a Canadian country music artist. She is one of the country's most widely recognized and awarded female country singers of the 1990s, winning the Canadian Country Music ...more

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Brad Sucks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 42 Brad Turcotte, is a musician from Ottawa, Ontario. Turcotte performs under the name Brad Sucks. Promoting his music through sites such as Magnatune and ccMixter, as well as MySpace and Podsafe, ...more

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Jeff Waters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 52 Jeff Waters is a Canadian guitarist and founder of the metal band Annihilator. He was born in and resides in Ottawa, Canada. Waters has owned Watersound Studios Inc. since 1994 and recently, ...more

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Dave Baksh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 38 David Nizam "Brownsound" Baksh is a Canadian musician, singer and producer best known as the ex-lead guitarist of punk rock band Sum 41, but has since become a singer/guitarist in his ...more

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Rik Emmett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 65 Richard Gordon "Rik" Emmett is a vocalist, guitarist, and founding member of the Canadian rock band Triumph. Emmett left Triumph in 1988 to pursue a solo career. His first solo album, ...more

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Kevin Hearn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 49 Kevin Neil Hearn is a Canadian musician who is currently the keyboardist of Barenaked Ladies and his own group, Kevin Hearn and Thin Buckle. He is also a former member of Rheostatics.

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Kim Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 66 Joseph Kim Mitchell is a Canadian musician. He was the lead singer and guitarist for the band Max Webster before going on to lead a solo career. He is currently a radio show host for CILQ-FM in ...more

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Annabelle Chvostek is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 45 Annabelle Chvostek is a Canadian singer-songwriter based in Montreal. She is known for her rich singing voice, compelling lyrics and genre-spanning musicality, as well as her Juno-nominated work ...more

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Bernie LaBarge is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 65 Bernie LaBarge is a Canadian guitarist, singer, and songwriter.

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Paul Langlois is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 54 Paul Langlois is a Canadian guitarist, best known as the rhythm guitarist for the rock band The Tragically Hip.

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Jim West is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 65 James "Jim" West, also known as Kimo West, is a Canadian guitarist, best known for working with "Weird Al" Yankovic. He auditioned for Yankovic after being introduced by ...more

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Devon Sproule is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 36 Devon Sproule is a musician based for many years in Charlottesville, Virginia. She married musician and singer-songwriter Paul Curreri in 2005. She shared the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Sammy ...more

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Elizabeth Anka Vajagic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
Elizabeth Anka Vajagic is a singer and guitarist who was born in Montreal, Canada, currently signed to noted independent label Constellation Records. She has worked with members of Godspeed You! ...more

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Rob Gravelle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 49

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Jerry Fielden is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 61

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Logan Mader is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 48 Logan Mader is the former guitarist of the heavy metal band Machine Head, which was formed in Oakland, California in 1992. Their 1994 debut, Burn My Eyes, was released by Roadrunner Records and ...more

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Lorne Lofsky is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
Lorne Lofsky is a jazz guitarist in Toronto, Canada. He teaches at York University. Lofsky started off playing rock music but took an interest in jazz upon hearing the Miles Davis album ...more

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Adam Gontier is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 40 Adam Wade Gontier is a Canadian musician and singer-songwriter. He is the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace. Gontier left the ...more

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Jason Hook is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 48 Jason Hook is a Canadian guitarist, record producer, songwriter and session musician. He is best known as the current lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch.

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Anthony Gomes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 48 Anthony Gomes is a Canadian blues and blues rock guitarist and singer. He was born to a Portuguese father and a French-Canadian mother. After his 1998 debut album release Blues in Technicolor, ...more

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Sébastien Lefebvre is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 37 Sébastien Lefebvre is a French Canadian musician, who is best known as the rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist for pop punk band Simple Plan. He has also released solo albums and duo

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Jackie Washington is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
Died at 90 (1919-2009) Jackie Washington was a Canadian blues musician. Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Washington became Canada's first black disk jockey in 1948, at CHML in Hamilton. Washington came from a ...more

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Rob Baker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 56

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Glen Drover is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 49 Glen Drover is a heavy metal guitarist from Missisauga, Ontario, Canada, where he currently resides. Drover is best known as the former lead guitarist in Megadeth and King Diamond, as well as ...more