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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 40 Canadian Artists Announced as International Songwriting Competition Winners

You need soul to write. The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is pleased to announce its 2019 winners. Established in 2002, ISC is the world’s largest international songwriting competition, receiving over 18,000 entries from 140 countries in 2019. More than $150,000 in cash and merchandise is awarded to 71 winners in 23 categories covering all genres … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – 40 Canadian Artists Announced as International Songwriting Competition Winners

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best New Songs

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://youtu.be/8u2sZ-zti7s Visit Smoke … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Best New Songs

Rick Keene Music Scene – The ‘First Lady of Guitar’ Liona Boyd is “Sending Love In The Time Of Corona”

If anyone can portray feelings through song - it is Liona Boyd Proceeds from the song’s release will be directed to the Unison Benevolent Fund to help support musicians and industry professionals with counselling and emergency economic relief. “While bicycling early one morning near my winter house in Palm Beach, Florida, I was anxiously thinking … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The ‘First Lady of Guitar’ Liona Boyd is “Sending Love In The Time Of Corona”

Rick Keene Music Scene – Juno Award Winner Sue Foley Shares Her Experience of Playing with Billy Gibbons

If you wanna do something you love - do something you love. Sue Foley grew up in Ottawa. She heard the Rolling Stones and discovered The Blues through them. At the age of twenty -one, she was living and plying her craft in Austin Texas. 2018 marked Foley's return as a solo artist with her … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Juno Award Winner Sue Foley Shares Her Experience of Playing with Billy Gibbons

Rick Keene Music Scene – Juno Award Winner Sue Foley Shares Her Playlist; Part One

If you wanna do something you love - do something you love. Sue Foley grew up in Ottawa. She heard the Rolling Stones and discovered The Blues through them. At the age of twenty -one, she was living and plying her craft in Austin Texas. 2018 marked Foley's return as a solo artist with her … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Juno Award Winner Sue Foley Shares Her Playlist; Part One

Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist Feat. Jean Marc Pisapia from The Box

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 with Special Guest Jean Marc Pisapia from The Box! Please listen … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Montreal Playlist Feat. Jean Marc Pisapia from The Box

Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal’s Best Musicians

The best is not necessarily paraded in front of you. Montreal ( and surroundings) has some of the finest musicians, producers, engineers and behind the scene women and men in the world. They are right in front of your nose. Rock, Pop, Country, Blues, Jazz and everything in between is seeded and nurtured in Montreal … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal’s Best Musicians

Rick Keene Music Scene – New Songs Feat. Frank Marino

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://youtu.be/8u2sZ-zti7s Visit Smoke … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – New Songs Feat. Frank Marino

Rick Keene Music Scene – ‘Refuge’ Brings Peace Through Music

Music heals. So much discoloration today is creating hatred where hatred should not exist. Lies and agendas via social media posts and American mainstream news is creating an atmosphere on the cusp of violence. Add the stress introduced by Covid 19 and the governments around the world - peace is what we need more than … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – ‘Refuge’ Brings Peace Through Music