What to do on a Sunday? Open the curtains, make a cup of coffee, grab the paper and do the Sunday Crossword Puzzle. It is – a no brainer! Oh – don’t forget to listen to some great tunes! Right here on Rick Keene Music Scene ! Thanks ! Buy Tickets for A Magical Musical… More Rick Keene Music Scene – Music To Do The Sunday Crossword Puzzle
As usual … Lots coming in Montreal ! The Jazz All Year Round Series is in full flight, Evenko has their usual fine acts and the Holiday season approaches with concerts, shows and fund raising efforts. Please listen below to some of the upcoming events, some great tunes and information to help the less fortunate… More What’s Happening with Jazz All Year Round Series and in Montreal !
Bob Marley would be proud … Over the years, many Reggae ( Marley) – influenced singers and musicians have come and gone. Some, like Peter Tosh, have had successful careers cut tragically short. Most, have a few hits (or none) and fade into obscurity. Ghana native Rocky Dawuni does not fit into the above category.… More Reggae ‘Superstar in Waiting’ Rocky Dawuni ‘Kills’ Montreal !
Have you ever starved at Christmas? Most people in the West Island receive over a thousand dollars in presents at Christmas in the form of jewelry, gifts and trips. Most people in the West Island don’t realize that over a thousand food baskets are given out at Christmas. Prostate cancer is the most common… More Bands for Baskets and A Magical Musical Evening to Combat Prostate Cancer
Francesca Blanchard is originally from France … This fact easily explains why her first full length CD contains songs in French and English. Blanchard – a resident of Vermont, is also on her first tour of the States. Everything is a learning curve except for the songwriting part. That is easy … Francesca? Visit Francesca… More Francesca Blanchard – Making Waves in Both Official Languages
It is not easy being married. Ask any bartender ! Dave … the Bartender, has heard everything. Drunken confessions, slurred slander and lies and innuendo. All from his Mom ! Please listen below as Dave the Bartender answers your musical questions. Buy Tickets for A Magical Musical Evening to Combat Prostate Cancer Here… More Ask Dave the Bartender – What does Randy Rhoads’ Mom and Michael Jackson Have in Common?
Steve Hackett is better known as the lead guitarist with Genesis. Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford. Legends … Following his departure from Genesis after the album Wind and Wuthering was released, Steve Hackett has continued his musical prowess and education. Adept in Classical, Blues and really – every style… More Steve Hackett – The ‘Genesis’ of His New Album Wolflight. Complete Interview.
Chances are – a music fan in the 1970’s was profoundly affected by The Who’s album Tommy. It is simple. Nothing like this came before or after. It was and remains a ‘film’ within a soundtrack. A coffee table to a book in the mind. In the Wings Promotions brings Tommy to Montreal in a… More The Who’s Masterpiece Tommy – In Montreal! Live !
Get out of bed, rub your eyes, make some coffee and sit down. There is nothing like doing the Sunday Crossword puzzle on what is, foremost – a day of rest. What could be better than coffee and a challenging Crossword Puzzle? Coffee, Crossword and great tunes! Please listen below to the best music you… More Rick Keene Music Scene Presents – Music To Do the Sunday Crossword …
As usual, lots happening musically in Montreal. Please listen below to some of these events as well as a new tune from former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. Steve is coming to Montreal in April and find out when the tickets are going on sale. Thanks for listening ! Purchase Tickets to… More What’s Happening in Montreal and a Brand New Track from Steve Hackett
Ed Sheeran is one lucky fella… Having such a talented songwriting partner helped propel their song ‘Little Things’ to number one on the charts in the UK. Now, Fiona Bevan is on her own and making waves with her new album; Talk to Strangers. A blend of Folk, Pop and Rock, her album is as… More Fiona Bevan Enjoys Talking to Strangers …
Ian Stewart, the ‘sixth’ member of the Rolling Stones, was one of the great Boogie Woogie piano players of all time. Unfortunately, like most great piano players in Rock n Roll, Blues and R and B, most ‘music fans’ do not know his name. Johnnie Johnston? Who? Victor Wainright is attempting to change the landscape… More Victor Wainright – Puttin’ The Boogie Woogie Piano Back into the Mainstream
It is not every day you encounter a Saint … Rocky Dawuni is quickly approaching ‘saintdom’ as he continues adding humanity causes to his long list of good deeds. Whether conspiring with the likes of U2’s Bono via The United Nations or ensuring people around the globe ‘cook clean’, Rocky walks the talk of his… More Rocky Dawuni Climbs Closer to Sainthood Through Music and Humanitarian Work.
Spring is in the Montreal air in November! Nothing could be better for a series of upcoming shows in and around Montreal. Fresh from a stop in his native land of Ghana – a musician who is part of the UN will stop by on Rick Keene Music Scene as well as in concert in… More Officer to Rocky – What’s Coming in Montreal and A Taste of Ted Tevan
Jordan Officer has a little tenderness … A self discovery the thirty-eight year old guitarist made during the writing and recording of his latest album Blue Skies. His second solo album following a very successful career with Susie Arioli. Please listen below to Jordan speak of his new album and his long and varied list… More Jordan Officer – Nothing but ‘Blue Skies’ Ahead
To say that Glen Campbell is an American institution is a vast understatement. So vast, most people would not realize the pit for the forest. It is easy to ‘clump’ musicians into a generic concert. Rock ‘n Roll fans would pick out Waylon Jennings from a police line-up when asked to choose Kris Kristofferson. Country… More A Review of Glen Campbell’s Documentary; I’ll Be Me
Michel Pagliaro is a legend in Quebec … Anglophone artists, Francophone artists – any type of gender from a particular era in Montreal, unconsciously or consciously affected by ‘Pag’. Rarely do artists create such a vast songbook in a short period of time. Dylan, The Beatles, Elvis and Pag. For this reason, it is only fitting, after all these… More Michel Pagliaro is Back! Sorta …
Boo! Lots of scary stuff happening in and around Montreal this spooky weekend. Please listen below to some of these events as well as directions to a complete Hallowe’en rundown. Also listen to what else is happening in and around Montreal. Talk soon. Boo!
Emilie – Claire Barlow loves Montreal. So much so, she made a life altering decision and moved to the city to pursue her Juno Award winning musical career. A life changing trip on board a Coast Guard ship in the Arctic also played into Emilie’s decision to change her life completely. To enter her new… More Welcome to Montreal Emilie – Claire Barlow! It’s a ‘Clear Day’ …
New York, New Jersey, New Guinea … new tunes! Plus – lots of upcoming shows in and around Montreal! Stop by every Sunday for a schedule of weekly and monthly shows and by clicking on the Evenko and Jazz Festival logos – a one stop shopping adventure to buy tickets too! Only on… More What’s Happening in Montreal and on Rick Keene Music Scene