Rick Keene Music Scene – Carla Bruni ‘Covers’ Montreal

Sometimes, one does not know what to expect from an artist. Model / actress / singer / songwriter Carla Bruni is one of those artists. On the heels of her latest album French Touch – the native of Italy and wife of former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy, elegantly wowed L’Olympia on Sunday night. Song… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Carla Bruni ‘Covers’ Montreal

Rick Keene Music Scene – Searching for Jesse Galganov; Somebody Knows Something Out There !

Jesse Galganov is Missing ! Can you imagine the feelings that are going through the mind and souls of his family? Jesse Galganov went backpacking in Peru. Last time anyone heard from or saw him was at the beginning of October. Something is amiss. Someone knows something about his whereabouts or perhaps – Jesse is… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Searching for Jesse Galganov; Somebody Knows Something Out There !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Owen Broder; Exploring American Roots Music Through Jazz

Owen Broder is schooled. Music was and remains the classroom and subject. What better way to educate than go back into the roots of American music? That is precisely what he has done with his latest project and album. Please listen below as Owen explains many things. Click on the link to discover Owen Broder.… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Owen Broder; Exploring American Roots Music Through Jazz

Rick Keene Music Scene – Devin Cuddy; The New Piano Man?

Devin Cuddy is his own man … His band – The Devin Cuddy Band, have just released their third recording. A disc called Amy’s Dream. The album is a foray into uncharted yet familiar territory. A disc which adds oregano to an already great tasting spaghetti sauce. Please listen below to some great tunes as… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Devin Cuddy; The New Piano Man?

Rick Keene Music Scene -Sule Heitner; Playing Music from The Inside Out

    You gotta have a firm frame before you hit the road … In singer / songwriter multi-instrumentalist Sule Heitner’s case, a firm frame is schooling in music. Learning Bach before Brian May. One of Montreal’s great guitarists takes the listener on a scenic drive with his new CD Hold On ( due out… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene -Sule Heitner; Playing Music from The Inside Out

Rick Keene Music Scene – Steve Hackett Awakens the Senses in Montreal.

Today’s music is lost … That is the first thing that comes to mind midway through the third song in a Steve Hackett show. Whether he is revisiting his solo catalogue, traversing backwards through time and dipping into the Genesis well or orchestrating his new record, one thing is common. The songs are complete, diverse… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Steve Hackett Awakens the Senses in Montreal.

Rick Keene Music Scene – Kate McGarry; A Loving Trio Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

  Kate McGarry has one of the greatest voices in music. One Grammy nomination under her belt later, Kate has hooked up with two of her favorite fellows to record an album fitting for not just a Grammy award – an Oscar award as well. Combining Jazz sensibilities with soundtrack mentalities is a coup for… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Kate McGarry; A Loving Trio Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Goudreau; Making a Name for His Music in Hollywood!

One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Sometimes, artists do not get their just due. Instead of rolling over and crying into their old Blues records, craftsmen must think outside the box. They look for avenues to not only make money – to also earn the respect they deserve for quality art Mike Goudreau is… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Mike Goudreau; Making a Name for His Music in Hollywood!

Rick Keene Music Scene – Danielle Duval; Injecting Freshness Into Rock n Roll

Sometimes, music needs to be injected with the past.   Danielle Duval, a former Montrealer now living in Toronto, appears to have accomplished the large task of injecting some fresh blood into Rock n Roll. Not inventing the wheel but incorporating sounds she heard from a band which were rather large in the late 70’s… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Danielle Duval; Injecting Freshness Into Rock n Roll

Rick Keene Music Scene – Quite Simply, Some of the Best Female Vocalists and What’s Coming !

Angels are among us … Their voices as forceful and as soft as need be. Sounds of the souls drifting into the air and pollinating those who pay attention. Please have a listen below to some great new tunes and a new / old song from one of Montreal’s wayward daughters. Find out what is… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Quite Simply, Some of the Best Female Vocalists and What’s Coming !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Big Wreck Celebrates Twenty Years with a Bang!

It was more like a large crash. Like most ‘ big wrecks’, people are curious. They stop, look , listen and move one. Luckily for the band Big Wreck, the majority of the punters stayed at the Corona Theatre in Montreal Saturday night. Big fans of the band helped Big Wreck celebrate twenty years since… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Big Wreck Celebrates Twenty Years with a Bang!

Rick Keene Music Scene – Country Music Star Tim Hicks Set to Invade Quebec !

Country music has replaced the ‘roll’ in Rock n Roll. Chuck Berry, Ray Charles and the Rolling Stones. Three of the biggest names in music, all bred with a foundation of Country music in their souls. Tim Hicks of Niagara Falls Canada is on the brink of super-stardom. In a music world where Country music… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Country Music Star Tim Hicks Set to Invade Quebec !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Former Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett Discusses New Album , Old Friends and A Scary World. Part One and Two

Montreal is a Genesis hub. Along with bands such as Styx and Supertramp, Genesis were received and applauded in Montreal before the world embraced their talents. Consisting of Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett – Genesis served up a decade of classic music. Prog Rock. Cutting  age material that remains… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Former Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett Discusses New Album , Old Friends and A Scary World. Part One and Two

Rick Keene Music Scene – Former Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett Discusses New Album , Old Friends and A Scary World. 

Montreal is a Genesis hub. Along with bands such as Styx and Supertramp, Genesis were received and applauded in Montreal before the world embraced their talents. Consisting of Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett – Genesis served up a decade of classic music. Prog Rock. Cutting  age material that remains… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Former Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett Discusses New Album , Old Friends and A Scary World. 

Rick Keene Music Scene; Top Ten Musician New Year’s Resolutions 

The new year brings hope.     Not just for regular folk, business people or pets. More than anyone, artists and musicians require a changing of course to right a sometimes leaky boat. It ain’t easy maneuvering the seas of art, just ask the Flock of Seagulls circling aimlessly overhead. Here now are The Top… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene; Top Ten Musician New Year’s Resolutions 

Rick Keene Music Scene; Top Ten Signs Your Music Career May Be in Trouble. 

Music is the gateway to the soul. If the entrance is locked , jumping fences can only end up bad. There are no shortcuts to success in the music business. Here are the top ten signs it may be time to change careers in 2018. 10. Two years after playing the Montreal International Jazz Festival… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene; Top Ten Signs Your Music Career May Be in Trouble.