Rick Keene Music Scene – The Most Important Interview You Will Listen To ( p.s The Music Is Awesome Too ! )

A social conscience will save us.

Rupa of Rupa and The April Fishes is a brilliant songwriter and singer. Her band, The Fishes, are a gang of musicians almost too good for music’s sakes. Given all this – music is not the most important thing going on within their new record.

Please listen below to a very important conversation with Rupa about many issues affecting our world today. It may save your life.

Visit Rupa and The April Fishes Here !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Christina Martin Takes On The Subject of Addiction on Latest Album

Music heals. Yet not always …

Christina Martin, the multi-award winning Canadian singer / songwriter appears to be on a mission. A socially-conscience trip which has her doing her part to get messages to the masses.

Her latest disc offers a tune relating to the rising Fentanyl addiction / problem plaguing our society. Lungs are Burning is a heart-warming, painful reminder that people must step up or else accept the dire consequences.

Please listen below to my chat with Christina and hear some great tunes from the album Impossible To Hold

Christina? What’s up?

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Legendary Singer / Songwriter Garland Jeffreys Talks ‘Retirement’

Some people are just ground-breakers …

Garland Jeffreys is one of ‘those’ people. Following in the footsteps of his dear friend Lou Reed; Garland took chances when most shied away from controversy.

Adding poignant anti- racist lyrics to cutting edge music – Garland was not afraid to speak his mind. Folks such as Bruce Springsteen heralded Garland as a go-to man for inspiration.

Please listen below to my chat with Garland about his ‘retirement’, baseball and racism today among other things.

Garland? What’s up?

Garland is in Montreal July 8th – Get Tickets Here !

*Correction. Show is at L’Olympia not Place des Arts. Apologies.

Rick Keene Music Scene – Sax Player Michael Eaton Displays Creativity on Latest Disc

It’s all about the sax …

For Michael Eaton, normally it is all about the sax. On the album Dialogical, it is not about the sax. It is about creating a ‘voice’ from several ‘voices’.

Please listen below to my chat with Michael and hear some great tunes!

Michael? What’s up?

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Ten Essential Tracks and Show Listings

Sometimes you never hear the songs that are coming to a town near you .

Most of the great tunes are released to no fanfare from anyone – let alone to the common man.

Have a listen below to some new tracks, a couple of familiar tracks and some shows coming soon to Montreal !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Marillion Drummer Ian Mosley; The Beat Goes On. Part Two

What is the process of recording Marillion songs?

Marillion drummer Ian Mosley invites punters into the world of Marillion in Part Two and also discusses his feelings about Steve Hackett of Genesis fame.

Ian’s thoughts on retirement also come up along with advice to up and coming drummers.

Please listen below to Part Two of my chat with Ian about his life as a drummer and his new book. Keep in mind – if Ian owes you money, he won’t respond.

Ian? What’s up?

Buy Tickets For Montreal Marillion Weekend here !

Rick Keene Music Scene – Marillion Drummer Ian Mosley; The Beat Goes On …

What kid does not bang on things?

Marillion drummer Ian Mosley was one of those kids and unlike many – the now sixty-five year old Brit has not stopped.

Banging the skins with Marillion since 1984, Ian’s musical education commenced long before that. Privy to up close and personal performances by the likes of Buddy Rich, Ian is schooled in drumming.

Please listen below to Part One of my chat with Ian about his life as a drummer and his new book. Keep in mind – if Ian owes you money, he won’t respond.

Ian? What’s up?

Buy Tickets For Montreal Marillion Weekend here !