Who is Rick Keene and What is this About?

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

With over three hundred interviews and 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

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

Jean Marc Pisapia – The Box

Joe Louis Walker

Joe Louis Walker

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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 thoughts on “Who is Rick Keene and What is this About?

  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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