Who is Rick Keene and What is this About?

Rick Keene is a former radio guy (k103.7fm)

With over one thousand interviews and three hundred concert reviews – his knowledge within the music industry is first rate. Online he carries on to educate and promote new and established artists through words and music.

Four time judge of Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge and three time judge for Rock of Dimes.

Always looking for other opportunities.

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Jordan Officer and Susie Arioli

 

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Joe Bonamassa

 

Lawrence Gowan
Lawrence Gowan

 

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David Henman – April Wine, The Dudes, Prism, The Debutantes
Ritchie Henman – April Wine

This is a site devoted to all the people who make and love music.

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John Lennon’s and The Beatles’ Rolls Royce

 

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Bruce Johnston and Mike Love – The Beach Boys

It is an opportunity for established and up and coming artists to divulge their stories to music lovers everywhere.

My love began when I was 13. I heard the Rolling Stones‘ song Angie on the radio. Once I found out who sang it, I realized I had five Stones`albums in my room that my older sister had given me. My first pay cheque – I bought 26 more Stones `albums. I was hooked on their music along with R and B, Soul, Country, Gospel and the Blues. All the genres the Stones have been successful in.

At 15 – I toured Southern Ontario with my cousin`s band; Sleight of Hand as a `roadie`. Meeting players such as Jeff Healey, Ronnie Hawkins and Robbie Robertson.

 

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Randy Bachman
B. B King’s Drummer Tony Coleman
Lee Rocker – The Stray Cats
Nanette Workman

Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to speak  and get to know guys like Jerry Mercer, Jimmy Clench, Brian Greenway, Jim, Ritchie and David Henman of April Wine. Michel Pagliaro, Steve Hill, Sass Jordan, Maurice Raymond of  the  Blushing Brides, Luba, Colin James and Breen Leboeuf of Offenbach.

Roger Walls, Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone and Jim Rodford ( the Zombies) , Glen Matlock ( Sex Pistols), Martha Wainright, Scott Kempner ( The Dictators),  Darryl Jones, the bass player for the Rolling Stones and Blues’ legends Buddy Guy and James Cotton have all crossed my path.

I have interviewed over three hundred musicians and everyone has a unique tale and unique ways of plying their crafts.

Mostly I have met many, many talented musicians who love what they do and have been unfortunate not to hit the big time. This is why I created this site. To help out.

If you want to tell your story – please contact me. If you want to advertise – drop me a line !

Sincerely,

Rick Keene

Rickkeene2@gmail.com

438 820 6936

Hugh Grundy and Chris White – The Zombies
Ian Janes
Tom Cochrane

 

Sue Foley
Garland Jeffreys

 

Garland Jeffreys
Charlie Musslewhite
Jerry Mercer and Lawrence Gowan
Jerry Mercer and Original Styx Bassist Chuck Panozzo



Tommy Shaw – Styx
Sass Jordan
George Thorogood
Greg Keelor – Blue Rodeo
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Michelle Sweeney
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Darryl Jones ( The Rolling Stones)
Victor Wooten
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Lisa Fischer -Rolling Stones
Buddy Guy
Buddy Guy
Carvin Jones
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Steve Hackett – Genesis

 

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Jon Anderson – Yes
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Jean-Luc Ponty
Jim Cuddy - Blue Rodeo
Jim Cuddy – Blue Rodeo
Jake Clemons

 

Brian Greenway - April Wine
Brian Greenway – April Wine
Roy Nichol - April Wine
Roy Nichol – April Wine
Edwin Brownell
Wanda Jackson
Wanda Jackson

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Amanda Martinez
Amanda Martinez
Jerry Mercer ( Trevor Payne and The Triangle, Mashmakhan, April Wine).
Jerry Mercer ( Trevor Payne and The Triangle, Mashmakhan, April Wine).
Ivan Doroschuk – Men Without Hats

 

Stefan Doroschuk ( Men Without Hats) and Mary-Lynn Doroschuk. Wave 21

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Black Sabbath Press Conference - Montreal April 7th 2014
Black Sabbath Press Conference – Montreal April 7th 2014
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Darryl Jones of the Stones
Mark Gamsjager ( The Luste Kings)
Mark Gamsjager ( The Lustre Kings)
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Tyler Stewart – Barenaked Ladies
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Ed Robertson – Jim Creegan; Barenaked Ladies
Barenaked Ladies
Barenaked Ladies

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Gino Vannelli
Gino Vannelli
Anhel Forrest, Paul DesLauriers and Denis Coulombe
Angel Forrest, Paul DesLauriers and Denis Coulombe
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Olie Brown
Michel Pagliaro
Michel Pagliaro
Bob Bachelor – Musical Director Lyric Theatre Singers
The Walkervilles
The Walkervilles
Richard Burnett, Sheldon Kagan, Sheldon Kaplan
Mitch Ryder w Tommy C
Mitch Ryder w Tommy C
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Lee Mellor
Victor Wainright
Victor Wainright
Pat Loiselle

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Carolyn Fe Blues Collective
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Carolyn Fe

Snooky and the Bandits
Snooksta and The Gangstas
Michael Kaeshammer
Andy Kim
Andy Kim
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David Myles
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Brie Nielson
Colin James
Colin James
The Trews
The Trews
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Paul Deslauriers and Dawn Tyler Watson
Randy Bowen - See Spot Run
Randy Bowen – See Spot Run
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Steve Hill
Derek Falls Project
The Mother Jones Band feat. Rick Keene on Vocals ( Little Red Rooster)

Derek Falls Project

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The Damn Truth
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Dr. Trevor Payne
Breen Leboeuf Offenbach )
Breen Leboeuf
(Offenbach, April Wine, Jerryco )
Joel Plaskett
Joel Plaskett
Marcus Cahill aka John Lennon
Marcus Cahill aka John Lennon
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Martha Wainright
The Zombies - Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone and Jim Rodford
The Zombies
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Anna McGarrigle
Jenn Kee
Jenn Kee
Pursuasion
Pursuasion
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Phil Naro
Bobby Dove
Bobby Dove
The Hillbilly Rockets
The Hillbilly Rockets
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Marillion
Ian Mosely – Marillion
Simon Townshend
Simon Townshend
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Scott Kempner – The Dictators and Del – Lords
Jim Rodford - The Kinks
Jim Rodford – The Kinks
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Glen Matlock – Sex Pistols
The Stone Doctors
The Stone Doctors
James Young - Styx
James Young – Styx
Todd Sucherman - Styx
Todd Sucherman – Styx
Steve Negus (Saga) and Todd Sucherman (Styx)
Steve Negus (Saga) and Todd Sucherman (Styx)
Lawrence Gowan
Lawrence Gowan
Quinn Sullivan
Quinn Sullivan
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Drummers Vinny ( John Lennon, Derringer, Dio, Black Sabbath ) and Carmine Appice  Vanilla (Fudge, Cactus, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne).
Terez Montcalm
Terez Montcalm
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Jill Barber
Scarlett Jane
Scarlett Jane
Pat Travers
Pat Travers
Harry Angus - the Cat Empire
Harry Angus – the Cat Empire
The Virgins
The Virgins
Derek Falls and Sean McKeogh (k103.7fm)
Derek Falls and Sean McKeogh (k103.7fm)
Quiet Riot
Quiet Riot
Mo Kenney
Mo Kenney
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Molly Ringwald
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Chrysta Bell

 

Alan Parsons
Steve Earle
Steve Earle
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Carl Palmer – Emerson Lake and Palmer
Roger Walls
Roger Walls
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Skipper Dean
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Sarah Slean
Les McKeown ( Bay City Rollers)
Les McKeown ( Bay City Rollers)
Gary Hornbeck
Gary Hornbeck
April and Edward Jr. Ellington
April and Edward Ellington Jr.

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Anthony Gomes
Anthony Gomes
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Devin Cuddy
Whitehorse
Whitehorse
Steve Marriner - Monkey Junk
Steve Marriner
Dwane Dixon
Dwane Dixon
Monkey Junk
Monkey Junk
Shane Murphy
Shane Murphy
Lisa Simone
Lisa Simone
Kenny Wayne and Ben Racine Band
Kenny Wayne and Ben Racine Band
Andria Simone
Andrea Simone
Simon Daigle
Simon Daigle
The Pointer Sisters
The Pointer Sisters
Gary Moffet ( April Wine).
Gary Moffet ( April Wine).

Bill Thimeteos - The Triple Threat Blues Band and Nancy Blues

Bill Thimeteos – The Triple Threat Blues Band and Nancy Blues

 

The Boogie Wonder Band
The Boogie Wonder Band
Paul DesLaurier Band
Paul DesLauriers Band
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Tom Lavin – Powder Blues Band
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Andre Menard – Founder Montreal Jazz Festival
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Brian Ritchie – Violent Femmes
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Gordon Gano – Violent Femmes
Dr. Oliver Jones
Dr. Oliver Jones
Owner of House of Jazz George Durst
Owner of House of Jazz
George Durst
Tom Harris
Thomas Harris

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Adam Karch
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Martin Goyette

Alan Parsons

4 Comments

  1. Well well if it is not little Ricki………..lol….you are the son of Connie is this right? I remember you as a wee tyke crawling on the floor and making your mom’s life one of very lively living. You won’t remember me of course but I am Gary’s mom. Just found this site and thought I would send a little hello to you. Nice to see you all grown up.

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