Remember when Rock was energetic? The bands, the fans and the music all had big hair and the experience of going to a show was electrifying ? An event? An experience that sculpted you for life ? Not to worry, that experience is back and once you attend a show by the band… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – BackTraxx; Bringing Hairspray and Rock n Roll Back from The Eighties !
In a music galaxy far, far away – a Canadian band altered the airwaves and sent Canada into an entirely different universe. Crack of Dawn were the first black band to be signed to a major label (CBS) in Canada. Otis Redding’s producer discovered them and the band sold more albums than Earth,… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Wake Up Music World, It Is The ‘Crack of Dawn’ !
Without Jim Henman – April Wine may have never been the same. Without The Henman Family, East Coast music may not have been the same. Jim Henman ( bass) along with cousins David (Guitar) and Ritchie (Drums) started the band April Wine. Jim grabbed his old mate from a band called Woody’s Termites and… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – April Wine Co – Founder Jim Henman’s Family Affair !
Never shut the door on an opportunity. Up and coming local musicians require all the help they can get. Live venues are closing, CD sales are slumping and the money that comes in from iTunes and other streaming services is barely enough to buy guitar strings for most bands. When out of town musicians arrive… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Local Montreal Band East of Sunday Chosen As The Opening Act For Carvin Jones!
Lawrence Gowan, Larry or Gowan are interesting guys … Always open about music, Lawrence Gowan (Styx) enjoys exploring the past with Gowan and Larry. After all – those two alter egos made him into the front-man for Styx, arguably the most popular American band in history. Please enjoy my chat below with Lawrence as we… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Lawrence Gowan of Styx; Adding Power to Styx Through His Musical Influences
You have never seen anything like him. Carvin Jones is among the ‘top fifty Blues guitarists’ in the world according to Guitar Magazine. He has received accolades from Eric Clapton, Albert King and Buddy Guy. His live performances are legendary and now he’s coming to Montreal and Canada ! Please listen below to my chat… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Carvin Jones Bringing His Electrifying Guitar Work to Montreal !
Justin Saladino is smart. Too often, Blues guitarists remain true to the Blues and it confines them. Pigeon holes their talent and next thing you know, twenty years have passed and another whisky shot comes there way at four in the morning. Few (over the years) have come to the realization that Blues may be… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Justin Saladino is Brilliant with Latest Album ‘A Fool’s Heart’