Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal’s Greatest Songwriter Rick Murrin Loves His Underground Divas …

If you do not like to conform, your art will be incredible.

Painters, writers and musicians who live ‘outside the box’ see the world differently than the majority of 9 to 5 ers.

The ability to watch from above with two feet on the ground, more times than not; the deal-breaker.

Please have a listen below to some of the best songs to come out of Montreal since Leonard Cohen.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – If It Ain’t Got That Swing … (Rock n’ Roll Done Right)

If you tap your toes then the drummer knows …

Rock n Roll has lost it’s Roll for the most part in the past ten years. Or – has it?

Once you rid yourself of any preconceived ideas that Rock n Roll existing solely on corporate radio,a surprise may find you.

Please enjoy some tunes which are off the beaten path, learn some news and forget spreading craziness onto social media. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Non Commercial Pre Christmas Preview

Lumps of coal for everyone !

Considering all the behavior taking place on social media, lumps of coal or no presents at all are what most people deserve this year.

Inside – everyone is mostly good. Blips in behavior are forgivable even to Santa Claus.

Please enjoy some tunes which are off the beaten path, learn some news and forget spreading craziness into the world around you. Peace is essential.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Velours; A Beautiful Voice Growing Up in Canada

You gotta do what you gotta do …

For singer / songwriter Velours – starting a career in the middle of a pandemic is backwards.

Live gigs normally precede media attention. Introducing the person for a couple of months before a tour; the new musical standard.

Tom Jackson

Please have a listen below to my chat with Velours about the new EP Identity, hear some new songs and a chance to win a backstage pass?

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Rick Keene Music Scene – No Negative Waves …

Time to put your troubles away.

Lots of music news happening and lots of new tunes coming your way.

Music creates peace and is a welcome oasis – a vacation from the troubles that surround you.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Murray McLauchlan; A Canadian Music Legend. Part Two.

Few Canadians have accomplished what Murray McLauchlan has musically.

Murray McLauchlan has 19 albums and countless songs, honors, and awards to his credit — including 11 JUNO Awards and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award.

In 2020, in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd in the Unites States, Murray took a long look at himself in the mirror.

‘Do I have some of this poison inside myself?’ A question many people should ask themselves.

Murray has written two new songs which are very poignant in 2020. Please listen below and learn some very important things about systematic racism and white privilege. The history behind it may wake you up. The question is; ‘What can we do about it?’

Tom Jackson

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Murray McLauchlan; A Canadian Music Legend. Part One

Few Canadians have accomplished what Murray McLauchlan has musically.

Murray McLauchlan has 19 albums and countless songs, honors, and awards to his credit — including 11 JUNO Awards and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award.

A singer/songwriter, painter, author, actor, and radio host — plus an Honorary Doctor of Laws and appointee to The Order of Canada. Murray is long-lauded as one of Canada’s most regarded artists throughout his 48-year career.

Murray has written two new songs which are very poignant in 2020. Come back for Part Two of my chat to listen and learn about looking in a mirror about systematic racism.

Tom Jackson

Please listen below to Part One of my chat with Murray. Hear some great tunes and discover history and songwriting skills.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Cree Artist Paul Napash (aka Star) Is Making Waves …

Helping others put positive vibes into the world helps yourself.

That is exactly the case with Label owner, producer and songwriter / performer Paul Napash.

Born and raised in Chisasibi, Qc, Paul is a proud member of the Eeyou istchee community. Bathed in music from infancy in his uncle’s band’s weekly rehearsals, he quickly got into how music can act as a unifier within a community. At age 9, as he picked up the guitar, and learnt the songs from local legends KASHTIN – And there would be no returning on this musical journey. 

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Please listen below to my chat with Paul and hear some great tunes. Paul is performing a live stream show on November 22nd at Odiance.com

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week !

New tunes make the world go around …

Canadian musicians may lead the world as far as releasing real music. Not a lot of auto-tune going on when compared to other countries.

Please listen below to the Album of the Week

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Spend Sunday Night with Rick (Bring Your Own Mask)

Time to put your troubles away.

Lots of music news happening and lots of new tunes coming your way.

Music creates peace and is a welcome oasis – a vacation from the troubles that surround you.

Please enjoy some tunes, learn some news and forget about the craziness of the world around you.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Melanie Peterson – ‘We Got This !’

Not too shabby for someone who took music as a ‘release’.

Melanie Peterson moved to Toronto to be an actress. Life did not imitate her art. Someone’s guitar had other plans for the Saskatoon native.

Please enjoy my chat below with Melanie and hear some great tunes from the new album ‘We Got This’.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Tom Jackson; Drug Addiction Leads To Giving Back Through The Huron Carole. Part Two

240 million dollars has been raised over the years.

Helping out an angel (once upon a time) has led Tom Jackson into a wonderful journey called life. A wonderful journey called The Huron Carole.

Please enjoy Part Two of my chat below with Tom Jackson and find out two very special Christmas memories

Tom Jackson

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Tom Jackson; Drug Addiction Leads To Giving Back Through The Huron Carole. Part One

240 million dollars has been raised over the years.

Helping out an angel (once upon a time) has led Tom Jackson into a wonderful journey called life.

Please enjoy Part One my chat below with Tom Jackson and find out ‘what if’ you display love everyday of your life …

Tom Jackson

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Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best Music Book This Year! Music Vs The Man

I fought the law and the law …?

Since time immemorial fierce battles have raged between singers, musicians, bands, fans, and The Man—the authorities. The battle has raged since the days of the Greek and Roman empires. In ancient Greece, Apollo represented order, harmony and civilization while Dionysus was the chaotic, frenzied god of wine, women and song — in modern parlance, “sex, drugs and rock and roll.”

Peter Rowe has written a brilliant book that not only chronicles the constant battle between authorities and the average man – it is a history book filled with essential chapters that define human rights.

Please have a listen below to my chat with Peter Rowe about Music Vs The Man

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Music To Celebrate The Vice President-Elect of the United States. It’s Ladies Night !

Kamala Devi Harris. History …

In honor of the first woman to be Vice President-elect of the United States, let us celebrate by portraying some of the best women singers of today.

Canada especially is pumping out so much feminine talent – ‘the boys’ must be shaking in their boots.

No matter where your political allegiance leans – recognizing Kamala’s journey is important. Another step in making women on par with men, something that is long overdue.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Music News and New Tunes

Time to put your troubles away.

Lots of music news happening and lots of tunes coming your way.

Music creates peace and is a welcome oasis – a vacation from the troubles that surround you.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – The Sultans of String; The Most Important Album Released This Year

Education.

Most of the world’s troubles would disappear with the absence of ignorance. So much hate brought on by judgment would evolve into love if a little time was set aside to learn and grow.

Sultans of String are doing their part by way of their new album Refuge. A collection of global tales through music and lyrics. Musicians from around the world take part in this breathtaking voyage.

Please have a listen below to my chat with Chris McCool and hear some fantastic music from the album ‘Refuge’.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Preview of Artists Performing on Odiance.

Music is not free.

Can you imagine having a professional come to your place and do work for you? Can you imagine not paying for their services?

Musicians and artists are the same thing. Right now, more than ever – they need your help.

Please listen below to a preview of some of the artists that will be live-streaming shows on Odiance. Ticketed events that will help them continue to bring joy to this sometimes menacing world.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week !

Vocals are the purest instrument.

Body and soul come together and deliver sounds as pure as the falling snow. Gently or strong – depending on the wind.

Please listen below to the Album of the Week and find out how to make money as a musician.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Very Scary Hallowe’en Special

Boo!

There are so many scary things happening in the world today – Hallowe’en seems timid in comparison.

Gowan

One thing is for sure, there is no shortage of Hallowe’en masks of different world leaders and spokespeople to scare the candy out of any Hallowe’en bag !

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Please listen below to some scary tunes and …?

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Who You Gonna Call On October 29th? Gowan !

Spirits from another world and Gowan go hand in hand.

Has there ever been a Canadian musician deeply connected with the souls of the world more than Lawrence Gowan?

Gowan

Musically, lyrically and entertainment -wise, Gowan grabs the heart and secures the pulse. Always on the go. Learning and growing; Gowan is the type of person the world needs right now.

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Please listen below to my chat with Gowan and get an update and details of his October 29th show. Hear Gowan’s thoughts about two musicians the world lost recently.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – J C Maillard Introduces “Saz Blues”. Part Two

A musical world traveler.

J C Maillard is not one to let his curiosity go unfed. Starting from an early age – music and more specifically, rhythms have inspired the Guadeloupe -born guitarist to travel inward and outward as a student of music.

J C Maillard began his unparalleled career in various collaborations with Caribbean artists in Zouk music. From there – a journey with several diverse and eclectic musicians from around the world took place around the globe.

It was his brainchild of creating the band Grand Baton and having former Rolling Stones’ backup singer Lisa Fischer on board that finally gave him the universal attention he more than rightfully deserved.

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Fast forward to 2020 and a forced isolation due to Covid, a new journey has begun. Equipped with a custom-made, new 8-strings instrument made for him; the SazBass has created the new release SazBlues.

Please listen below to part one of my chat with J C and receive an education on what makes a visionary tick, music from the album SazBlues and Working with Lisa Fischer

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Rick Keene Music Scene – J C Maillard Introduces “Saz Blues”. Part One

A musical world traveler.

J C Maillard is not one to let his curiosity go unfed. Starting from an early age – music and more specifically, rhythms have inspired the Guadeloupe -born guitarist to travel inward and outward as a student of music.

J C Maillard began his unparalleled career in various collaborations with Caribbean artists in Zouk music. From there – a journey with several diverse and eclectic musicians from around the world took place around the globe.

It was his brainchild of creating the band Grand Baton and having former Rolling Stones’ backup singer Lisa Fischer on board that finally gave him the universal attention he more than rightfully deserved.

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Fast forward to 2020 and a forced isolation due to Covid, a new journey has begun. Equipped with a custom-made, new 8-strings instrument made for him; the SazBass has created the new release SazBlues.

Please listen below to part one of my chat with J C and receive an education on what makes a visionary tick along with music from the album SazBlues.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – A Review of The Helen Reddy Biopic; ‘I Am Woman’

Biopics are hit and miss.

Bohemian Rhapsody – the Queen Inc. biopic depicting the life and times of the band Queen and it’s front-man Freddie Mercury; a sullied misrepresentation of music history and the memory of the late Mercury himself. Smoke and mirrors should never overshadow smoke and mirrors with smoke and mirrors.

With trepidation – a viewing of the Helen Reddy film ‘ I Am Woman’ on the heels of Reddy’s recent passing, a must for any music fan. A must for any fan of equal rights among people regardless of race, gender or color.

Anyone who was around in the mid seventies throughout the first half of the eighties knows Helen Reddy. There were times when the Australian – born singer was on every talk show in America. She was the first Australian woman to have a hit song on the U.S. charts and was also the first ‘Aussie’ to have an American TV show. Depending on your age (sex) – Reddy was either a celebrity, a singer or an activist. Depending on your intellect – Reddy was all three , a single Mom, wife and Mother again.

Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy – like far too many who ride the fame vehicle, end up victims of the very reason they seek out their dreams. Reaching the pinnacle of success has broken rungs and one misstep can lead to a great fall. In Reddy’s case, her husband and manager was her one misstep. Jeff Wald (played by Evan Peters in the film) was strong enough to provide a great assent for seemingly the right reasons. His weaknesses seeking credibility, fame for himself and cocaine – the wrong reasons.

Tilda Cobham-Hervey as Reddy

The story of Reddy ( played by Tilda Cobham-Hervey ) is a single Mom (daughter Traci in tow) arriving in New York after winning a singing contest in Australia under the guise of getting a record contract. Upon discovering ‘Boy Bands’ and ‘Rock n Roll’ were the flavor of the moment, Reddy is left to fend for herself and her daughter as a singer in piano and dive bars. Her future leaning toward a return to Australia for the sake of her daughter.

Molly Broadstock Traci Reddy

Two people entered Reddy’s life at this point. A pair as different as Apples and Oranges.

Lilian Roxon was the friend, the mentor and the muse. The lifelong crutch whose strength and courage as a woman in a male dominated world was instrumental in Reddy’s decision to stay the course and not return to Australia. To show daughter Traci that a woman who follows her dreams is the best role model Reddy could be.

Danielle Macdonald as Lilian Roxon.

Jeff Wald took Reddy away from New York and Roxon. As manager and lover – Wald was anxious to make a name for himself in the entertainment world and to make Reddy a star. The film makes it clear from the beginning, Reddy was a naive easy going person who was a gentle soul. Wald – the thing she needed in her life. Arrogance, connections and money. A relationship built on pushes and pulls and plenty of Wald – initiated fights. Reddy’s quiet but strong ego trampled at times by Wald’s maniacal approach. Reddy’s convictions hemming her eventual success and calming the pre- cocaine rants of Wald.

Wald and Reddy

Through talent and timing – Reddy’s career took off with the song ‘I Am Woman’. Song requests and record sales sped up with help from the growing women’s movement in the U.S and the world. Art imitated life as Reddy became a voice (through song) for millions of women around the world. Reddy’s story of strength and courage within her own world was what the woman’s movement was all about. A script writer could not have done better.

There is no doubt that Reddy’s story is special. A tale of not giving up in the music world and not giving in to a male dominated society. The song to this day, an unofficial anthem to Equal Rights and the women’s movement. What is in doubt is whether Helen Reddy would have had a singing career if not for the timing of the song ‘I Am Woman’.

Based on Reddy’s strength to overcome the collapse of her finances (Wald’s cocaine addiction) and her subsequent second career as a clinical hypnotherapist, it is safe to say – Reddy would have been a singing star regardless of I Am Woman.

Helen Reddy – 25 October 1941 – 29 September 2020

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Spend Sunday Night with Rick (You Bring the Pizza)

Come on in and sit right down.

Open a can of beer and hand me a slice of pizza. All dressed for me please!

Don’t worry – tomato sauce, cheese and pepperoni are the basics. Just like the tunes you are about to hear.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Weekend Music News and Tunes

Time to put your troubles away.

Lots of music news happening and lots of tunes coming your way.

Music creates peace and is a welcome oasis – a vacation from the troubles that surround you.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – HuDost Releases “Our Words Will Be Louder” Music For A Cause

For Injustice & the State of the Nation

HuDost, led by Kentucky-based musicians and activists Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines, have released a powerful video for their forthcoming single, “Our Words Will Be Louder” — available now. 

The new song is a vital message for positive, collective action to be taken in this vulnerable and polarized time. “Our Words Will Be Louder” was co-written with Dan Haseltine (GRAMMY Award-winning band Jars of Clay) and Guitar World magazine’s “Acoustic Guitarist of the Year,” Christie Lenée.

Specifically, the song addresses how inadequate people can feel until they give their voices to a larger purpose, and the video has several cameo performances from artists and activists — including Jars of Clay, Kevin Hearn (The Barenaked Ladies), Kevin Clash (creator of Elmo), Cy Curnin (The FIXX), Gangstagrass, Jai Uttal, Hymn for Her, The Accidentals, JP Durand, Liza Carbe (Incendio), and others.

Proceeds from “Our Words Will Be Louder” will be directed to The Poor People’s Campaign, a non-profit organization committed to lifting up and deepening the leadership of those most affected by systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation as well as to building unity across lines of division.

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At the end of HuDost’s music video is riveting footage of peaceful protests and the voice of The Poor People’s Campaign’s main leader, Reverend William J. Barber II, saying these words:

“We will stand up again, we will march again, we will preach again, we will organize again. We are black, we are white, we are latino, we are native American, we are democrat, we are republican, we are independent, we are people of faith, we are people not of faith, we are natives and immigrants, we are business leaders and workers and unemployed, we are doctors and the uninsured, we are gay, we are straight, we are students, we are parents, we are retirees, we are America, and we are here and we ain’t going nowhere!”

HuDost

The power of his voice and this unyielding proclamation, summarizes the message of the song and music video. Sommer and Hines both have learned a great deal by acting as congressional district representatives for ONE, a non-profit advocacy organization working to end extreme poverty globally, in Kentucky for almost six years. Through advocacy work, they have come to know how to be a voice for people who are not being heard and have been amazed by what can happen with the power of collective voice. In this desperate time, they feel profoundly pushed and inspired to work locally and nationally. Their music is a direct expression of this drive and they hope that it will be part of what motivates others to take action in this time.

In addition to benefiting The Poor People’s Campaign, HuDost also hopes that this song will encourage early voting. There has never been a greater need for all voices to be heard.

HuDost were recently honored with an Independent Music Award for their song “Rise Together” in the “Social Action” category (also co-written with Dan Haseltine from Jars of Clay).

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Rick Keene Music Scene – New Music To Ensure Growth

The future is bright.

New tunes are being released daily from Canada and around the world. All it takes is a little legwork to find them.

New music creates wonderment and is a welcome oasis – a vacation from the troubles that surround you.

build on the past.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Toronto’s Kensington Market Jazz Festival Announces 2020 Virtual Festival Lineup

Jazz is in the air.

Saturday, November 7th & Sunday, November 8th

Starting at 5:00pm EST

The show is set to go on: Toronto’s acclaimed Kensington Market Jazz Festival has announced the first lineup of artists set for feature in their first-ever virtual edition this November 7th and 8th — including Jackie Richardson, Joe Sealy, Dave Young, Robi Botos, Mike Downes, Larnell, Billy Newton-Davis, and more!

The weekend will also include two yet-to-be announced special guest performances from Champian Fulton and Brandi Disterheft.



While the Festival’s format streamed to KensingtonJazz.com may look a little different this year, the spirit remains the same, steadfast in its commitment to delight audiences far and wide with some of the country’s best in jazz.

“Over the past five years, the Kensington Market Jazz Festival has been proud to showcase hundreds of established musicians on the Toronto and Canadian jazz scene in one of the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods in the heart of Toronto’s heritage district,” says Festival founder, singer-songwriter, artist and philanthropist Molly Johnson. “However, in these pandemic times, we are all forced to experience a different capacity of life. This year, we’ve had to make some tough choices and, though producing within a limited schedule was very difficult for the KMJF team, we are pleased to present a two-day festival with online shows that can be enjoyed by Canadians coast to coast!”

The Kensington Market Jazz Festival 2020 Lineup: 

Saturday, November 7th — (Hosted by Garvia Bailey)

5:00 pm: Colleen Allen Group + Kalabash

5:30 pm: Heather Luckhart + Attila Fias

6:00 pm: Stu Mac + Stu Harrison

6:30 pm: Kevin Barrett + Rebecca Campbell

7:00 pm: Jay Douglas

7:30 pm: Genevieve Marentette + KC Roberts

8:00 pm: Angela Turone + Chris Platt

8:30 pm: Joanna Majoko + Andrew Marzotto

9:00 pm: Laura Hubert + Nathan Hiltz

9:30 pm: Barnes + Woldemichael ETHIOJAZZ Quartet

10:00 pm: Barbra Lica + James Bryan

10:30 pm: John Alcorn + Reg Schwager

11:00 pm: Shakura S’aida

Sunday, November 8th — (Hosted by John Devenish)

5:00 pm: Chris Butcher Band

5:30 pm: The Bullen Family

6:00 pm: Alex Pangman Trio

6:30 pm: Micah Barnes Trio

7:30 pm: Laila Biali Trio

8:30 pm: Jackie Richardson, Joe Sealy, Dave Young

9:00 pm: Robi Botos, Mike Downes, Larnell Lewis

11:00 pm: Billy Newton-Davis Trio

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week !

Finding a treasure takes creativity.

Not everything that is in your face is as valuable as it appears. Behind the scenes, under the covers – is where the magic happens.

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