Not many albums are great. Most new albums contain four or five great tracks and the rest are fillers. Not by choice - it is just the nature of the beast. It is hard to write ten or more great songs. It is hard to come up with new stuff in 2019. It turns out … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Album Release of The Week
Once a year, Pete Varvaro ( aka Smoke Meat Pete) leaves for a month. Once a year - people don't get the Blues. Ben Racine Smoke Meat Pete ( both the restaurant and the man ) not only provide the best Smoke Meat in Montreal, Pete is the only guy in the city providing live … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Dawn Tyler Watson Celebrates Smoke Meat Pete’s Birthday !
The Ben Racine Band are playing at the Tremblant Blues Festival this summer. They earned it. 'A Grand New Brew' is their latest and second offering in CD form. Capturing the sound of Chicago and New Orleans' Blues combined with a little Funkiness - the disc is a planned love affair between guitar and … Continue reading Ben Racine – Playin’ the Blues ‘Cause He Loves It!