With over 20 years of professional experience in the music industry, Rich McFarlane has won numerous awards, been featured on many recordings, and performed internationally.
Career highlights include:
Features on CBC, the Canadian Country Music Awards, "A" Channel, and CTV
Performances with: Sue Medley, Brad Johner, Diane Chase, The Poverty Plainsmen, Jack Semple, Sean Hogan,The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Tim Williams, Melanie Laine, Calvin Volrath, Michael Kaeshammer, Aarron Lines, Steve Fox, Jake Matthews, Rob Munro, Sheila Deck, Codie Prevost, Darlene Tuleta, Jessica Robinson, Heidi Munro, Cal Huard, Conrad Bigknife,Cory Wlos, Shane Yellowbird, Gary Martin, Hal Broland, Stephanie Thomson, Laura McFarlane, Don Griffith, Jamie Warren, Sierra Noble, Charlie Major, Deric Ruttan, Jess Moskaluke and many others !
Diploma in Jazz Performance received from Grant MacEwan College in 1990
Recognized by the SCMA as guitar player of the year in 2003, ,2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 and as Specialty player of the year 2016.
Recognized by the SCMA as Record Producer of the year in 2009.
Touring Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
Playing in Bosnia for the Canadian Armed Forces
Mainstage performances at the Craven, Expo 86, Camrose, Merritt and Dauphin Jamborees.
Mainstage performances at the Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival.