Feb 22 – 24, 2019

Grit Laskin

Grit Laskin

Dec 24, 2015


Grit Laskin

Grit Laskin

William ‘Grit’ Laskin has been building guitars since 1971, recorded on Stan Rogers label Fogarty’s Cove, co-founded Borealis Records, co-founded the Canadian Folk Music Awards.

  • Member of the Order of Canada.
  • Winner of the Saidye Bronfman Award of Excellence.
  • Winner of the Estelle Klien lifetime achievement award.
William “Grit” Laskin – since 1971, builder of performance level steel-string, flamenco and classical guitars. He originated the Armrest and Ribrest body beveling on acoustic guitars; he co-originated the Sideport Soundhole; his groundbreaking Inlay Art is known around the world. For his work he has received the Saidye Bronfman Award For Excellence. In addition, he is a founding partner of Borealis Records and co-founded the Canadian Folk Music Awards. In 2010 he received the Estelle Klein Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals and most recently was made a member of The Order Of Canada.
He has published four books (one novel), and as a musician & songwriter has recorded 4 solo albums and 5 others as part of various bands, most recently with The Friends Of Fiddler’s Green.
Artist’s links: Website