Brian Hughes (born 1955) is a Canadian guitarist whose work draws from both the smooth jazz and world music genres. (Of the latter, his influences have thus far been primarily Latin.) Not restricted entirely to conventional guitars, Hughes has also been known to employ the oud, bouzouki and balalaika. He has for over twenty four years worked in the studio with singer/songwriter Loreena McKennitt, co-produced many of her recordings, and leads her touring band. Hughes has many albums starting from the early 1990s. His music is contemporary jazz using the jazz guitar for his instrumental music. His latest release is the CD Fast Train To A Quiet Place released in July of 2011. Many of his works can be heard on The Weather Channel's Local on the 8's and on Sirius XM's Watercolors channel.
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