Triumph’s Rik Emmett on Retirement: “[It] Was an Extremely Good Career Move” (1071 The Boss audio interview)
Rik Emmett of Triumph has been extremely busy since “retiring” from touring–in July he reissued 11 of his solo recordings in digital format and gave fans a bonus–the release of the album, “Folk Songs for the Farewell Bonfire.”
He is also working on a manuscript of Poetry, “Reinvention,” and on Aug. 27 fans will be treated to a learn guitar at the hands of the master with an online rock camp. Zoom, he says, makes master classes a snap–just as long as his dogs aren’t barking,
Additionally, a documentary about Triumph is set to be released in the fall, and yet another surprise for fans-a Triumph deluxe box set for 2021.
“It’s one thing after another thing after another thing,” he tells 1071 The Boss midday host Michele Amabile. “Retirement was an extremely good career move. There just seems to be so much happening in my life now, and it’s manageable.”
In this new interview, 1071 The Boss radio host Michele Amabile talks to Rik about his early days in Triumph, playing the US Festival “how many gigs do you get to play when you fly in in a helicopter?” he said), his iconic jumpsuit in the “Lay it On The Line” video, and how he got a surprise call that featured one of his songs in the movie, Problem Child 2!