The weather outside is frightful. Francine and her album are so delightful. Corny? Yes. Truthful? Yes. Just like Christmas itself? Yes. On her fourth release - Francine is in a merry mood for a few reasons. Mostly - her new album sounds like she wanted it to sound. Live on the floor with very few … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Someone Take Francine Honey To The North Pole!
Versatility is golden. Guitar great Rob Lutes knows that first hand through playing and reading. A well versed songwriter can be dangerous in the best way possible. Somethings are meant to be. This is the case as Rob has recently hooked back up with a childhood friend, former band mate and 'Glimmer Twin' Michael Emenau. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Rob Lutes Enjoying 'Sussex' and 'The Ocean Wide'
Naughty is the best way to go at Christmas ... The badder the Blues - the better the Christmas season. Classic tunes with soul and feeling. That is the difference between commercial driven Pop stars singing Christmas tunes and Blues' artists. Real music by real people. Please listen below to some great Christmas tunes by … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete Christmas Blues Playlist
Christmas comes early every year in Montreal. What the world needs now is love sweet love. There is no way around it. No skirting the issue. Social media and the internet with all their faults have invented or misinformed an already dysfunctional planet into a dysfunctional abyss. Everyone's head needs to pull back and rejoice … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Candlelight Christmas; A Montreal Musical Treasure
The Jim Cuddy Band. Period. If aliens came from space and had to choose musicians from each Country that best represented the core and values of the land they come from, hands down - The Jim Cuddy Band would be headed to the stars. The band, led by Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo fame, get … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – The Jim Cuddy Band Delivers a Lesson in Musicianship
In the words of Loverboy; Everyone's watching, to see what you will doEveryone's looking at you, ohEveryone's wondering, will you come out tonightEveryone's trying to get it right, get it right Kick off your shoes (don't hit the kids), open a tasty beverage and take time to listen to some new tunes, old tunes and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Thank God It Is Friday and Why Did I Not Feed the Fish?
One of the best guitar players in Montreal is in a zone. Paul DesLauriers has seen and grown a lot since he first picked up a guitar and started playing. Multiple Maple Blues awards, winner of the Quebec to Memphis Blues Challenge which led to second place at the IBC Blues competition held in Memphis, … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Paul DesLauriers is Filled With ‘Bounce’ on the New Album. Part Two