Rick Keene Music Scene – The Top Ten Canadian Female Vocalists

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Eh? What elements make up a talented vocalist? Canada's female singers are extraordinary. The beauty comes from within and shines from outside. Choosing the Top Ten Canadian Female Vocalists are impossible but here goes. Please appreciate some of Canada's greatest female singers and listen below to The … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Top Ten Canadian Female Vocalists

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Top New Songs and An Exciting Opportunity For Musicians

New tunes everyday in Canada eh ? Just because live music has come to a halt, that does not mean new music has. From Nova Scotia to Vancouver. Winnipeg to Ontario. Musicians from Canadian cities and Provinces are everywhere and filled with talent. Please appreciate some of Canada's great new tunes including Kim Mitchell and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Top New Songs and An Exciting Opportunity For Musicians

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Top Ten Canadian Male Vocalists

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Eh? What elements make up a talented vocalist? Canada's male singers are unique. Something about the tone, the pitch makes them truly Canadian. Let us see if a list of Top Ten Canadian Male Vocalists jives with your choices? Please appreciate some of Canada's greatest male singers … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Top Ten Canadian Male Vocalists

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Top Ten Canadian Guitarists

Five strings is a bridge to the moon. So many chords and yet so little. So many licks and so many melodies. Canada's guitar players are unique. The sounds of the Country tend to be played loud and clear echoing Canada's vast land and peoples. The tone, the feel - as Canadian as Maple Syrup. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Top Ten Canadian Guitarists

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Ultimate Canadian Playlist

Canada exports many songs that go on to change the world. Hockey may be what Canada is known for yet if you dig through the layers of music in the past century, songwriters and musicians are unearthed more often than dinosaur bones. From East Coast to West. North to South. Canada's vastness helps contribute to … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Ultimate Canadian Playlist

Rick Keene Music Scene – O Canada !

The O Canada Jazz Orchestra which has been captured in a virtual performance of Hersog's world class, high energy and infinitely swinging new arrangement of "O Canada!" Hersog created the orchestra and the arrangement with the intention of showcasing the camaraderie that exists among Canadian jazz musicians in these difficult times.   The musicians, who come from all ten … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – O Canada !

Rick Keene Music Scene – No Downchild Blues Band, No Blues Brothers

Dan Akroyd's quote above sums it up. Two songs of Downchild Blues Band were featured on The Blues Brothers' first album and in the film The Blues Brothers. An enduring legacy for Canadian musicians. An enduring legacy for The Blues. Please listen below to my chat with lead vocalist and harmonica player Chuck Jackson. Fifty … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – No Downchild Blues Band, No Blues Brothers

Rick Keene Music Scene – Michael Kaeshammer; ‘Live’ Music To Your Livingroom

Concerts may be on hold right now but Michael Kaeshammer is not. Live music is essential to the soul. It cures everything from depression to a broken heart. Michael has taken the opportunity to fill a void with a live album that was going to be released anyway. A DVD of the show with special … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Michael Kaeshammer; ‘Live’ Music To Your Livingroom

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Jazz Tribute to The Late House of Jazz

No House of Jazz in Montreal, no Rick Keene Music Scene.com Sadly - due to the government's reaction to Covid, Montreal's House of Jazz has closed it's doors. In honor of the late George Durst and Francois Martinek, please listen below to some great new Jazz with a lot of fun thrown in. George Durst … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Jazz Tribute to The Late House of Jazz

Michel Pagliaro; Quebec’s Greatest Songwriter?

 Michel Pagliaro is a legend in Quebec ... Anglophone artists, Francophone artists - any genre, unconsciously or consciously affected  by 'Pag'. Rarely do artists create such a vast 'society affecting' songbook in a quick period of time. The Guess Who, Dylan,The Beatles, The Stones,Elvis and Pag. For this reason, it is fitting after all these … Continue reading Michel Pagliaro; Quebec’s Greatest Songwriter?

Rick Keene Music Scene – Celebrating Canada Day Musically With Canadians. Eh?

Canada Day will be celebrated - crowds or not. Toronto’s ViVA TRIO Releases Special Rendition of "O CANADA" with Multi-Award Winning Top Canadian Artists In honor of Canada Day 2020, internationally acclaimed vocalist trio ViVA Trio have assembled an incredible all-Canadian cast of talent to perform their rendition of “O Canada” virtually this June 25th … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Celebrating Canada Day Musically With Canadians. Eh?

Rick Keene Music Scene – Monday New Tunes and Beware the Ides of June?

The Ides are in every month whether you eat a Caesar salad or not ... Monday is the day many establishments reopen around the world. Be afraid or breathe a sigh of relief ? Your call. In the words of Paul McCartney; 'Live and let die?' Please listen below to some of The Best New … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Monday New Tunes and Beware the Ides of June?

Rick Keene Music Scene – THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND PRESENT …

A FREE FATHER'S DAY CHARITY CONCERT IN SUPPORT OF THE UNISON BENEVOLENT FUND SPECIAL GUESTS - DAN AYKROYD, COLIN JAMES, JAMES COTTON, COLIN LINDEN, JONAS & WAYNE JACKSON OF THE MEMPHIS HORNS In celebration of Father's Day and what would have been the final date of The Legendary Downchild Blues Band's 50th Anniversary Tour, the band are … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND PRESENT …

Rick Keene Music Scene – Judy Collins & The Global Virtual Choir Re-Release Her Version of “Amazing Grace”

Over the past few weeks, 1000 singers from across the globe — professional and amateur alike — answered Judy Collins’ call to sing “Amazing Grace” with her as a sign of solidarity in this unprecedented time. https://youtu.be/en8ucP9pisg This new version of Judy’s historic recording is out now, and Alan Cumming, Judith Owen, Steve Earle, Madeleine … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Judy Collins & The Global Virtual Choir Re-Release Her Version of “Amazing Grace”

Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Mick Jagger Solo Songs

Does one half of a Glimmer Twin glimmer? Mick Jagger is the greatest front-man in Rock n Roll history. Nobody can combine all the nuances and different vocal styles while dancing, playing harp and guitar. According to Keith Richards - 'Mick is a wonderful bunch of guys ..." When the front-man of The Rolling Stones … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Mick Jagger Solo Songs

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist

Montreal has the best music fans in the world. Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. 'Montrealers know music and it shows.' The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged - second to none. Please Listen Below To Your Requests Jesse Protected Here Graffiti Signs Here If you enjoy … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist

Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week

Old school with modern energy. Michael Kaeshammer is one of the most energetic and talented musicians in Canada. His boyish charm combined with old soul techniques place him in a category by himself. Now - Michael's live (and contagious) show can be heard on disc and DVD. Please listen below to a few selected tracks … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Album of the Week

Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal’s Top Musicians

The best music is not always greener on the other side of the street. Montreal is a hotbed for musicians of all genres and styles. The diversity and the language make Montreal as unique as a two horned Unicorn. Please listen below to some of Montreal's Best Bands and Solo Artists. Visit Graffiti Signs Here … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal’s Top Musicians

Rick Keene Music Scene – Burger Town Blues Playlist

"If you cannot pay your rent - that's The Blues ..." Howlin' Wolf's quote above defines The Blues more than most. The Blues are the cornerstone of popular music as we know it and it is the most enduring genre of music in it's purest form. Most people walking around on this planet are struggling. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Burger Town Blues Playlist

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Collection of New Song Releases

Enough of the hate and time spent spreading it. Social media commenting is endorsing and spreading of hate. Please listen below to Some New Tunes You Do Not Hear Anywhere Else ! Streaming Live at the Village Vanguard  Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons beginning June 13  On February 22, 2020 the Village Vanguard, the world’s … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Collection of New Song Releases

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist

Montreal has the best music fans in the world. Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. 'Montrealers know music and it shows.' The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged - second to none. Please enjoy Your Playlist Please listen below Smoke Meat Pete Here If you enjoy Rick … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best New Songs Feat. The Sharx Raising Money

Sniff around and you will find new things to snack on ... Marketing has taken over from the great new music that artists relentlessly release. Bling bombards us daily while the real musicians suffer. Why don't you sit back and listen below to some of the best new music to be released! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9tgiXuzBus&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1TLQvj6NHqLS_lP-xq9h-g56WaaR1tcneaAo8P6SmhEONQWObUptLmLPw Visit Smoke … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best New Songs Feat. The Sharx Raising Money

Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist

"If you cannot pay your rent - that's The Blues ..." Howlin' Wolf's quote above defines The Blues more than most. The Blues are the cornerstone of popular music as we know it and it is the most enduring genre of music in it's purest form. Most people walking around on this planet are struggling. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist

Montreal has the best music fans in the world. Every band that arrives in Montreal says the same thing. 'Montrealers know music and it shows.' The enthusiasm from the crowd to the band, the energy exchanged - second to none. Please enjoy Your Playlist Please listen below Smoke Meat Pete Here If you enjoy Rick … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist