Rick Keene Music Scene – Paul Reddick Is Very Much ‘Alive in Italia’

Creativity within the Blues structure. Essential to creating great music. Canada's poet laureate of The Blues Paul Reddick applies creativity into his brand of music. It ain't pure Blues, it ain't pure Rock n Roll. It is a blend of all genres which makes up great Rock with a lot of Roll and a little … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Paul Reddick Is Very Much ‘Alive in Italia’

Rick Keene Music Scene – Video Picks of The Week !

Music is meant to be heard. Video killed the radio star after all. Visually - concerts and music 'mini films' can be stunning. Messages from artists and directors alike can be solidified inside your psyche. Subliminally or conscientiously. Paul Reddick Interview Up Next The appearance of musicians can form the sincerest form of flattery through … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Video Picks of The Week !

Rick Keene Music Scene – ”Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy’

The correct lyric from Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze is 'scuse me while I kiss the sky'. Actually, even after knowing the authorized version of the lyric, it still sounds that Hendrix is singing 'kiss this guy'. It is possible that he phrased it ambiguously. He certainly played around with the lyric in later live performances. Mick Jagger … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – ”Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy’

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Conversation With John Oates

John Oates is one half of the best selling songwriting duo in Pop / Rock history. Hall and Oates not only conquered the seventies - they destroyed the eighties as well. Six number one hits are not part of very many songwriter's vocabulary. John Oates - September 18th Like many musicians, Oates is layered. What … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Conversation With John Oates

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best of Hall and Oates

The best selling songwriting duo in Pop history. Hall and Oates not only conquered the seventies - they destroyed the eighties as well. Six number one hits are not part of very many songwriter's vocabulary. Interview with John Oates Friday ! Please listen below to some of Hall and Oates' best tunes and the stories … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best of Hall and Oates

Rick Keene Music Scene – New Tunes Feat. John Oates & The Good Road Band ‘Live In Nashville

In the words of comedian Emo Philips; 'It's New To Me' Just because things have never been heard before, it doesn't mean they were not done before. The 'tree falls in the forest' scenario. In music - many artists come from one place and wind up in another. Travelling the globe physically and spiritually. Antennas … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – New Tunes Feat. John Oates & The Good Road Band ‘Live In Nashville

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best Sax Solos in Rock n Roll History

The saxophone used to be an integral part of Rock n Roll music. Fast forward to 2020 and - not so much. Along with Jazz - inspired drumming, the saxophone added energy and emotion to Rock n Roll. Not only did the Sax add layers - it also grounded the musician's and listener's souls. Interview … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best Sax Solos in Rock n Roll History

Rick Keene Music Scene. A Drive – In Concert; Unmasked

Like Covid itself, Drive -In concerts are polarizing. Some artists such as Kim Mitchell do not like the idea. First - a live show increases the performance of the artist. The energy between the audience and the stage is like a shot of heroin. Creativity and comfort- ability replaces the trepidation of catalogs new and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene. A Drive – In Concert; Unmasked

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Tribute To Django Reinhard and Other Odds and Ends

Old can be new. It is imperative to not live in the past. Growing continually not only keeps the old young - it increases your chances of living long and building a strong immune system. Albums, EPs and songs hit the airwaves everyday. Most get little attention on mainstream media. Please listen below to Some … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Tribute To Django Reinhard and Other Odds and Ends

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Damn Truth; Montreal’s Top Band Plays Montreal’s First Drive -In Concert

The world needs love and live music. Due to the restrictions placed by the governments - live music has taken a huge hit. Montreal especially. No Jazz Festival. No Osheaga. No Blues Festivals - the list is long and sad. Please listen below to my chat with the drummer of The Damn Truth; Dave Traina. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Damn Truth; Montreal’s Top Band Plays Montreal’s First Drive -In Concert

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best New Tunes

Somebody has to do it. It is imperative to not live in the past. Growing continually not only keeps the old young - it increases your chances of flirting with a more fit, less wrinkly crowd. New tunes are released daily and most can only be heard right here. Please listen below to Some of … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best New Tunes

Rick Keene Music Scene – New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers

Volume 1 from Roots Super Group Set for ReleaseSeptember 4 on Stony Plain Records Stony Plain Records announces a September 4 release date for the first volume of music from roots “super group,” New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers: Charlie Musselwhite, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Jimbo Mathus, the late Jim Dickinson, and North Mississippi Allstars members Luther … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers

Rick Keene Music Scene – Jordan Officer Delivers Blues, Jazz and Country the Proper Way

Jordan Officer is schooled. Many people play guitar. Many people write songs. Few study the history of music as profoundly as Jordan Officer. Jordan Officer came into his own opening up for George Thorogood. It was a double bill at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. The Montreal crowd - stunned by Jordan Officer and his … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jordan Officer Delivers Blues, Jazz and Country the Proper Way

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best New Tunes

Out with the old bathwater. It is imperative to not live in the past. Growing continually not only keeps you young - it increases your chances of flirting. New tunes are released daily and most can only be heard right here. Please listen below to Some of The Best New Tunes Visit Graffiti Signs Here … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best New Tunes

Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist; The Top Ten Rolling Stones’ Blues Songs

It is okay to have The Blues Starting as a Blues Band in 1962 - The Rolling Stones (decade after decade), have never strayed far from their first love. A catalog as vast and diverse as The Stones contains many pure Blues songs along with Blues - inspired tunes. Is it possible to choose ten? … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist; The Top Ten Rolling Stones’ Blues Songs

Rick Keene Music Scene – Masks Are Mandatory July 18th Indoors; May As Well Sing About it …

Boo! Normally masks are worn at Hallowe'en. Masks scare liitle kids and masks keep doctor's germs away from open wounds during normal times. These ain't normal times. Please listen below to some tunes about masks and hear the two different opinions relating to Covid. Visit Graffiti Signs Here Visit Jesse Protected.com Here

Rick Keene Music Scene – Donny Osmond Has Left The Building; The Best New Country Songs

It ain't your father's Country music. Country music, like most of society, has lost it's soul. You cannot sing about a love relationship complete with heartbreak if you declared a life of celibacy and live in a monastery. That said - the new generation of Country artists do their best to add the legacy of … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Donny Osmond Has Left The Building; The Best New Country Songs

Rick Keene Music Scene – There is No Gnus Like New Gnus; The Best New Music

Something borrowed something new. Everyday new music is coming from all corners of the world. Covid or not. It is essential to buy albums so musicians can create and in the near future - live shows will not be promoted solely by corporations. Please listen below to some of The Best New Music Released This … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – There is No Gnus Like New Gnus; The Best New Music

Rick Keene Music Scene – Ten Canadian Provinces.Ten Canadian Artists.

Canada. Vast and filled with serenity. The sounds of the cities sneak into the country as the greenery simultaneously begs from the towns. Please listen below to ten Canadian artists from ten Canadian Provinces. Ten Tunes. Be proud eh ?  Graffiti Signs Here JesseProtected Here If you enjoy Rick Keene Music Scene - Please help … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Ten Canadian Provinces.Ten Canadian Artists.

Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist

Peter Varvaro is one of the hardest working men in Montreal. Fifteen hours a day or more for twenty five years, Pete has provided the best food and the best entertainment in Montreal. Covid has affected all restaurants very badly yet no other restaurant must put up with the constant harassment from town officials and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist

Rick Keene Music Scene – Kim Mitchell Talks About First New Album in Thirteen Years

Kim Mitchell has a new album coming out titled; 'The Big Fantasize' It is his first album in thirteen years and the word 'Anticipation' is an understatement for music fans everywhere. Very few artists in this great Country can be called a legend. Kim is one of the greats and a songwriter whose talent is … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Kim Mitchell Talks About First New Album in Thirteen Years

Rick Keene Music Scene – Tales and Tunes Under The Patio Lanterns

Kim Mitchell has a new album out. It is his first album in thirteen years and the word 'Anticipation' is an understatement for music fans everywhere. Very few artists in this great Country can be called a legend. Kim is one of the greats and a songwriter whose talent is grossly overlooked on the world … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Tales and Tunes Under The Patio Lanterns

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Top Ten Canadian Female Vocalists

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Eh? What elements make up a talented vocalist? Canada's female singers are extraordinary. The beauty comes from within and shines from outside. Choosing the Top Ten Canadian Female Vocalists are impossible but here goes. Please appreciate some of Canada's greatest female singers and listen below to The … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Top Ten Canadian Female Vocalists

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Top New Songs and An Exciting Opportunity For Musicians

New tunes everyday in Canada eh ? Just because live music has come to a halt, that does not mean new music has. From Nova Scotia to Vancouver. Winnipeg to Ontario. Musicians from Canadian cities and Provinces are everywhere and filled with talent. Please appreciate some of Canada's great new tunes including Kim Mitchell and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Top New Songs and An Exciting Opportunity For Musicians

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Top Ten Canadian Male Vocalists

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Eh? What elements make up a talented vocalist? Canada's male singers are unique. Something about the tone, the pitch makes them truly Canadian. Let us see if a list of Top Ten Canadian Male Vocalists jives with your choices? Please appreciate some of Canada's greatest male singers … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Top Ten Canadian Male Vocalists

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Top Ten Canadian Guitarists

Five strings is a bridge to the moon. So many chords and yet so little. So many licks and so many melodies. Canada's guitar players are unique. The sounds of the Country tend to be played loud and clear echoing Canada's vast land and peoples. The tone, the feel - as Canadian as Maple Syrup. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Top Ten Canadian Guitarists

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Ultimate Canadian Playlist

Canada exports many songs that go on to change the world. Hockey may be what Canada is known for yet if you dig through the layers of music in the past century, songwriters and musicians are unearthed more often than dinosaur bones. From East Coast to West. North to South. Canada's vastness helps contribute to … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Ultimate Canadian Playlist

Rick Keene Music Scene – O Canada !

The O Canada Jazz Orchestra which has been captured in a virtual performance of Hersog's world class, high energy and infinitely swinging new arrangement of "O Canada!" Hersog created the orchestra and the arrangement with the intention of showcasing the camaraderie that exists among Canadian jazz musicians in these difficult times.   The musicians, who come from all ten … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – O Canada !

Rick Keene Music Scene – No Downchild Blues Band, No Blues Brothers

Dan Akroyd's quote above sums it up. Two songs of Downchild Blues Band were featured on The Blues Brothers' first album and in the film The Blues Brothers. An enduring legacy for Canadian musicians. An enduring legacy for The Blues. Please listen below to my chat with lead vocalist and harmonica player Chuck Jackson. Fifty … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – No Downchild Blues Band, No Blues Brothers